Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
428 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

The weather was quiet for much of the night across Iowa as warmer air
moved into the state. Temperatures bottomed out on Tuesday evening
before slowly rising overnight ahead of an approaching cold front. The
temperatures were aided by a modest south to southwest wind at 10 to
20 mph. Readings during the early morning hours ranged from the mid
20s in far eastern Iowa to the mid 40s in northwest Iowa. Winds far
northwest Iowa had already become northwest as a front entered the
state just prior to sunrise.

The cold front will race southeast across Iowa and the Midwest today
as low pressure drops through Wisconsin and eventually into Indiana by
this evening. Strong northwest winds will occur behind the cold front
with numerous Wind Advisories in effect from the Plains through much
of Iowa. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be common in these areas
until the winds slowly begin to weaken later today. Colder air will
also spread across the region on the northwest winds with falling
temperatures in Iowa by this afternoon. Clouds are forecast to linger
tonight but no precipitation is forecast across the region. Another
weak system will drop southeast through the Plains on Thursday into
Thursday night. Some light snow is expected through the Missouri River
valley during this time with some of the precipitation clipping
western Iowa. Otherwise, little in the way of rain or snow is expected
into Saturday with temperatures moderating into the first half of the
weekend.

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