Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1122 AM CST Sat Dec 3 2016

Many across Iowa saw thinning clouds and some sunshine this morning,
with central portions of the state seeing the most sunshine. Morning
lows were on the chilly side with many areas seeing upper 20s, but
tolerable with light southerly winds. The coldest areas of the state
were in the southwest where clear skies allowed lows to reach into the
low to mid 20s. As of late this morning, clearing skies ceased with
cloud cover moving in and expanding from the west. Temperatures late
this morning had crept up into the mid to upper 30s state wide,
already within just a few degrees of expected highs.

The main stories over the next few days will be a round of light snow
and the first very cold temperatures of the season. The first round
of snowfall will move through the state beginning this evening and
into Sunday morning. With temperatures currently above freezing, a
number of areas will see rain or a rain snow mix initially before
turning to all snow overnight as temperatures cool. Accumulations will
be most likely on elevated and grassy surfaces, with as much as a
couple of inches possible across the eastern half of the state. Next,
a cold front will push through the state by Tuesday and will begin to
filter in a good amount of cold air. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will
struggle to get out of the teens to low 20s, especially on Thursday.
Lows will be as cold as the single digits by Thursday morning.
Temperatures will then slowly warm back into the 20s and lower 30s by
the weekend.


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