Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
403 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

CLOUDS HAVE RETURNED TO MOST OF IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING WITH LIGHT
FOG AND SOUTHEAST WINDS ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES RANGED
FROM THE UPPER 20S NORTHEAST TO THE MID 30S OVER THE SOUTHWEST.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WERE PRESENT OVER THE EAST AND
CENTRAL AREAS WITH LIGHTER WINDS WEST.

LOW CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE EARLY THIS MORNING OVER MOST OF THE STATE.
AS LOW PRESSURE TO THE WEST MOVES INTO IOWA THIS AFTERNOON PARTLY
TO MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN TO THE SOUTHWEST BUT CLOUDS
WILL REMAIN OVER THE NORTHEAST. CONSEQUENTLY THERE WILL BE A
LARGE RANGE IN TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON FROM THE MID 30S
NORTHEAST TO THE LOWER 60S IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST. BY LATE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING SOME LIGHT DRIZZLE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE FAR NORTH AS
THICKER CLOUDS AND MOISTURE RETURN TO THE AREA. SOUTHEAST WINDS
WILL BE BRISK TODAY...ESPECIALLY EAST WHERE AFTERNOON WINDS WILL
GUST TO 15 TO 25 MPH AT TIMES. NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL
BE POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST IOWA TODAY. BY TONIGHT
MUCH COOLER WEATHER WILL RETURN WITH STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS
OVERNIGHT AND LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE MIXED WITH
VERY LIGHT SNOW NORTHEAST. THURSDAY WILL BE COOLER AND RATHER
WINDY WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S. A BRIEF BREAK IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE REGION. BY THE
WEEKEND A STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND SOUTHERN
PLAINS WILL MOVE INTO THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY...SPREADING
RAIN AND SNOW INTO IOWA. THE STORM WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY. THE SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING
MODERATE SNOWFALL TO THE STATE AND SURROUNDING AREAS SOUTH AND
EAST OF IOWA. KEEP UP WITH THE FORECAST FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS TO
WEEKEND TRAVEL. COLDER CONDITIONS WILL FOLLOW THE STORM WITH
HIGHS IN THE TEENS TO 20S MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. LOWS WILL BE QUITE
COLD WITH SINGLE DIGITS TO NEAR ZERO EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY
MORNINGS.

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