Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1111 AM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

Cloudy skies overnight prevented temperatures from dropping. Overnight
lows were in the low to mid 20s across Iowa. Light snow showers across
northern Iowa resulted in 1 inch accumulations in some locations. Into
the morning hours, a few light snow showers developed across central,
northern, and southeastern Iowa. This reduced visibility at several
locations, and has made for difficult travel is some areas. As of 11
AM, Doppler radar indicated this light band of snow showers moving
across east central Iowa. Temperatures in southern Iowa were in the
low to mid 30s, with upper 20s to low 30s across central and northern
Iowa. Sky conditions will continue to clear into the afternoon.

Across the rest of the Midwest, Minnesota and South Dakota saw snow
showers overnight. Widespread cloudy conditions have kept in
temperatures throughout the region between the upper 20s and mid 30s.

For the rest of this afternoon, temperatures will increase as the snow
showers end. High temperatures in southern Iowa will be in the mid
40s, while central Iowa will see upper 30s to lower 40s. Northern Iowa
will remain in the in the low to mid 30s this afternoon. The winds
across Iowa will shift westerly throughout the afternoon at 10 miles
per hour. For this evening, temperatures will drop into the mid 20s
across most of the state. Overall conditions should be dry. For
Sunday, warmer air will move into Iowa, bringing temperatures into
the mid 40s for northern Iowa, with mid 50s in southern portions of
the state. However, this will change Sunday night and into Monday, as
a robust system will move through the area. This system will likely
bring freezing rain to northwest Iowa, and a chance for thunderstorms
in southeastern Iowa. The freezing rain will make for hazardous travel
across northwest Iowa Sunday night into Monday morning.



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