Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
412 AM CST Thu Nov 16 2017

Skies started clear across the state last evening but clouds crept
back into northern Iowa overnight. The clouds helped to slow the
downward drift of temperatures in the north during the early morning
hours with readings stuck in the middle 20s under the clouds. Farther
south and west where skies remained clear, temperatures had fallen
into the upper teens to lower 20s. Winds remained from the north
across much of the state although had become light and variable in
western Iowa.

High pressure will slide from the Missouri River Valley this morning
into the lower Great Lakes region by this evening. Winds across much
of the Plains and upper Midwest will increase from the southeast today
on the backside of the high as warm air begins to work into the
region. By tonight, moisture will spread back north into the Midwest
including Iowa with increasing low clouds. As the clouds thicken into
Friday, areas of drizzle or light rain will expand from Iowa into
surrounding locations. Temperatures are forecast to be well above
normal on Friday as strong southerly flow continues. However, a cold
front will sweep across the Midwest Friday night into Saturday. Strong
northwest winds are expected behind the front on Saturday. Light rain
is also expected behind the front Friday night into Saturday before
drier air arrives. The cool air will persist into Sunday before
moderating temperatures into Monday.

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