Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1124 AM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017
Except for some patchy cloud cover over northern Iowa, skies were
sunny across the state. Early morning lows were in the middle and
upper 20s north to the middle 40s south. Breezy northwest winds were10
to 20 mph with an occasional stronger gust.
Low pressure over southern Iowa will continue to shift northeast into
Illinois and Wisconsin today. As the low moves through the state
today, winds will remain northwest and gusty with gusts over 30 mph
over northern Iowa by this afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the
upper 50s to middle 60s over the southern half of Iowa. Farther north
where the snow pack remains, highs will be in the middle 40s to low
50s. Saturday will not be as warm, but highs will still be within
several degrees of normal under a mixture of sunshine and clouds.
Warmer weather returns to end the weekend on winds from the south that
will also draw moisture northward over the state. Showers and
thunderstorms return to the forecast and are focused over the
southeast for Sunday night into Monday.