Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 051629
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1029 AM CST Mon Dec 5 2016
After an eventful day yesterday with as much as 8 to 10 inches of snow
across eastern Iowa. In most cases, snowfall ranged from trace amounts
to 4 inches as you went from southern and central Iowa and moved east
and northeast. The big winner, or loser depending on how you look at
it, was the Quad Cities area where 8 to 10+ inches fell. Overnight
lows, while chilly, were relatively mild in the mid 20s to around 30.
Areas with little to now snow cover were already into the upper 30s by
mid-morning today, while areas to the east where snow was more
significant, remained in the low 30s. With southerly winds picking up
today, temperatures through central and western Iowa will soar into
the 40s to around 50, melting off what little snow remains. Eastern
Iowa will not be quite as lucky with highs into the mid and upper 30s.
The big story this week remains the cold temperatures that will begin
to move in tomorrow. After relatively warm conditions today, things
will only get colder through Thursday, when highs only in the teens
are likely. Throw 10 to 15 mph or stronger winds in the mix, and the
result will be the first really unpleasant conditions of the season.
For example, wind chills may struggle to even reach the single digits
for many on Thursday. The only real chance for precipitation through
the work week will be across southern Iowa, where less than a half
inch of snow may be possible Wednesday.