Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
507 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

South winds continued across the state overnight as a warmer airmass
pushed into the Midwest. The winds helped temperatures stay relatively
warm overnight despite the clear skies which usually allow
temperatures to fall. Readings during the early morning hours ranged
from 35 to 40 degrees in central into southern Iowa with upper 20s to
lower 30s in northern and eastern Iowa.

Mild conditions are forecast for much of the region today with breezy
southwest winds and at least partial sunshine in most locations.
However, a cold front will enter the northern Plains by this afternoon
and race southeast overnight. The front will pass through Iowa and
surrounding state tonight with a cold Canadian airmass entering the
region by Tuesday. However, with limited moisture across the area,
little if any precipitation will occur with the front. The cold push
will relent by midweek with warming conditions into Thanksgiving and
Friday. In fact, temperatures in the 50s and 60s will be common in
Iowa and surrounding state by Friday for one of the busiest shopping
days of the year. Cooler temperatures are expected to arrive for the
weekend, but the threat of precipitation will remain low. Therefore,
travel conditions for the Thanksgiving period should be relatively
good for much of the Midwest.

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