Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
444 AM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017

After a warm day over the southwestern half of Iowa yesterday,
temperatures fell into the low 30s over northern Iowa with low 40s
over southern Iowa this morning. An area of low pressure was over
western Iowa and winds ahead of this low were from the south or
southeast at 10 to 15 mph. Over northwest Iowa behind the low, winds
were becoming from the northwest. Skies were mostly clear over a
majority of Iowa, but low stratus clouds were present over eastern and
far south central Iowa.

As the low moves through the state today, winds will become from the
northwest and become gusty with gusts over 30 mph over northern Iowa
by this afternoon. These northwest winds will also bring in drier air
that will allow for ample sunshine. 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. This will lead to a
chance of showers and thunderstorms focused over the southeastern
half of the state Sunday night into early Monday. Thereafter, no
significant precipitation is forecast through the middle part of next


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