Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
500 PM CST Fri Jan 13 2017
Partly to mostly cloudy cloud cover streamed across the state from
west to east this afternoon. By late afternoon, temperatures ranged
from the middle and upper 20s south to the lower teens north. East to
northeast winds were 5 to 10 mph.
High pressure over the upper midwest will continue to move east of
the region tonight. The weather will be quiet tonight into Saturday.
Temperatures will mainly be in the 20s. Otherwise, the main story
continues to be the winter storm building into the Plains and
affecting the area beginning Sunday. While some snow and sleet may be
experienced early on, the ultimate concern will be freezing rain
Sunday into Monday. Areas from roughly Interstate 80 and south could
see around a quarter inch of ice or more, tapering off to around a
tenth of an inch across northern Iowa. The biggest push of freezing
rain will be late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Travel will
likely become hazardous, especially on secondary and poorly
maintained roads. Even main thoroughfares will likely be hazardous at
times. Please pay attention to forecasts as they are updated and make
appropriate plans should you have to travel during the event.