Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
456 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

HIGH PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS IOWA OVERNIGHT AND BROUGHT LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS TO THE STATE. TEMPERATURES EARLY THIS MORNING
RANGED FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO OVER NORTH CENTRAL
THROUGH EAST CENTRAL IOWA TO THE UPPER TEENS AND LOWER 20S OVER
THE SOUTHWEST. SKY CONDITIONS WERE PARTLY CLOUDY.

THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST TODAY AND WILL RESULT IN
SOUTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE MIDWEST. CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH
THE DAY AS WARMER AND MORE MOIST AIR ALOFT ARRIVES. A FEW FLURRIES
ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY HOWEVER NO ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION
IS EXPECTED. PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE TONIGHT WITH A
BAND OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHERN IOWA AND
NORTHERN MISSOURI WITH SNOW EXPECTED TO THE NORTH. SOME ICE
ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY BY EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND MAY IMPACT
THE MORNING COMMUTE. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO RAIN SOUTH
OF INTERSTATE 80 ON TUESDAY WHILE A WINTRY MIX REMAINS POSSIBLE
OVER NORTHERN IOWA EARLY BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO SNOW. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL END BY TUESDAY EVENING HOWEVER GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL INCREASE. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW IS LIKELY THROUGH
SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA AND FOR THIS REASON...BLIZZARD WATCHES
AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THOSE AREAS. WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY WILL BE DRY AND COLD FOLLOWED BY WARMER AND MORE
SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FOR FRIDAY AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

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