Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
532 PM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017

It was generally a fantastic day across the state with temperatures
soaring, though winds were a bit breezy at times out of the northwest.
Basically any place that was snow free saw temperatures jump up into
the upper 50s to low 70s. Those areas across northern Iowa that still
had a few inches of snow on the ground struggled, but managed to get
into the upper 40s in most cases. By early this evening, temperatures
remained within a couple degrees of daytime highs, and while most
places sit under sunny skies currently, some cloud cover began to move
into northern Iowa and will continue through the evening.

While much of the snow to the north was able to melt off today,
temperatures Saturday will not have a chance to reach todays levels
thanks to northwest winds ushering in cooler air. Temperatures, as a
result, will see a few quick swings over the next few days. Cooler
temperatures in the 40s and 50s will prevail Saturday, then quickly
warm into the 50s to 70s from east to west Sunday,then work their way
back into the 40s and 50s by Tuesday and through mid-week. For the
most part, precipitation chances skirt the region, with only a few
opportunities Sunday night into Monday and then Tuesday. The next
widespread opportunity for precipitation does not look to push through
until mid to late week.


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