Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
526 PM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

IT MAY BE THE WEEKEND...BUT THE STORY IS THE SAME AS THE LAST
COUPLE OF DAYS. SKIES ACROSS THE STATE REMAINED CLOUDY...OFTEN
ACCOMPANIED BY DRIZZLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LIGHT TO MODERATE FOG
ALSO LINGERED THROUGHOUT THE DAY THANKS TO MOISTURE CONTINUING TO
BE BROUGHT IN FROM THE SOUTH. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON DID NOT
VARY MUCH FROM THE MORNING...RANGING FROM LOW 30S IN THE NORTH TO
MID 30S IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF IOWA. WINDS ALSO
REMAINED OUT OF THE SOUTH...GENERALLY AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

THIS EVENING WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOUDY WITH PERIODS OF MIST OR
DRIZZLE AND WIDESPREAD AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE FOG. WINDS WILL
KEEP OUT OF THE SOUTH...BUT WILL BEGIN TO PICK UP SPEED. BY
MORNING WINDS WILL LIKELY BE AROUND 10MPH AND BY SUNDAY EVENING
CLOSER TO 15 TO 20MPH IN MANY AREAS. TEMPERATURES SUNDAY...AIDED
BY THE INCREASED SOUTHERLY WINDS...WILL JUMP INTO THE UPPER 30S
ACROSS THE NORTH AND LOW TO MID 40S ACROSS THE SOUTH. MONDAY WILL
CONTINUE THAT TREND WITH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE UPPER 30S
TO UPPER 40S.

TUESDAY WILL BRING THE AREA BACK TOWARDS NORMAL TEMPERATURES
THANKS TO A SYSTEM THAT WILL MOVE THROUGH. TEMPERATURES TUESDAY
AND THROUGH THE WEEK WILL DIP BACK INTO THE LOW 30S AND BY FRIDAY
BACK INTO THE 20S. PRECIPITATION WITH THAT SYSTEM WILL START AS
RAIN LATE SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY...BEFORE TURNING INTO SNOW FOR
MANY AREAS BY TUESDAY. SNOW IS PRIMARILY EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE
NORTHERN AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE WHILE CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN IOWA WILL LIKELY REMAIN RELATIVELY DRY TUESDAY.

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CURTIS



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