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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
528 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

The sun made a return to Iowa for our Monday afternoon. Southerly
winds brought warmer air into Iowa as well. Combined with the
sunshine, temperatures made it into the 40s and even 50s across
central to western Iowa. Eastern Iowa temperatures were relatively
cooler as that portion of the state could not shake the clouds...and
highs remained in the 30s. Normal high temperatures for this time of
year are generally in the mid 30s. At 5 pm, the temperature in Des
Moines cooled to 44, it was 33 in Waterloo, and the temperature in
Omaha was still 48 degrees.

Though Monday was warm, the big story this week remains the cold
temperatures that will begin to move in on Tuesday. A cold front will
be pushing through Iowa from west to east, dropping tuesday morning
temperatures down to the mid 20s to low 30s. With strong westerly to
northwesterly winds of 15 to 25 mph, colder air being brought in will
only allow highs to warm up a few degrees, if that, from the morning
hours.

By Thursday, highs in the teens are likely. Adding in expected 10 to
15 mph or stronger winds in the mix, and the result will be the first
period of wind chill values in the single digits to below zero. The
only real chance for precipitation through the work week will be
across southern Iowa, where less than a half inch of snow may be
possible Wednesday.

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