Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1105 AM CST Thu Feb 15 2018

Conditions this morning across Iowa were cloudy, with patchy fog
across much of the state. Visibilities in some locations were as low
as one-quarter of a mile. However, cloud cover prevented temperatures
from rapidly dropping, with overnight low temperatures only in the mid
30s. Winds overall were relatively calm. Into the late morning,
visible satellite indicated mostly cloudy conditions over Iowa, thick
in some areas and thin in others. Doppler radar has shown rain
showers through late morning, however observations at the surface
indicate these are not reaching the ground.

The rest of the Great Plains and Midwest has seen scattered cloud
cover. Warmer temperatures have melted a large amount of the snow
pack. Temperatures were in the mid 60s in Missouri, with mid 50s in
Kansas. Nebraska and Illinois have seen temperatures in the mid 30s,
with upper 20s to lower 30s in parts of Minnesota and South Dakota.

For the rest of this afternoon, any leftover fog from this morning
should be dissipating. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 40s for
southern and central Iowa, while northern will see afternoon highs in
the mid to upper 30s. Winds will slowly shift to the northwest, and
increase in speed as the day progresses. Overnight, the northerly
winds will bring in cooler air. For northern Iowa, overnight low
temperatures will be in the single digits, very close to zero. For
central and southern Iowa, temperatures will be around 10 degrees. In
addition, a few snow flurries are possible along the Iowa-Minnesota
border. No accumulations or impacts are anticipated this evening.
Heading into the weekend, another warmup is in store for most of
Iowa, with temperatures returning in the mid 30s and possibly the
lower 40s. The next opportunity for accumulating snow across Iowa will
be on Monday.



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