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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
533 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

While it was not extremely windy today, the wind that there was
definitely added some bite to the cold. Highs struggled to reach the
low to mid 20s across much of Iowa. The westerly 10 to 15 mph wind
made temperatures feel like they were in the single digits to teens
throughout the day, making for a bitter reminder that it is December
and the area was spoiled with well above normal temperatures recently.
Temperatures by early this evening were already a few degrees off
daytime highs, ranging from the teens up north to the low 20s across
the south.

Fortunately, more southwesterly to southerly winds will set in
overnight and help keep lows from plummeting into the single digits,
remaining in the teens. While that might not sound like much to be
joyous about, those southerly winds will also help boost highs
Friday into  the 30s for most. After a brief set back Saturday with
highs in the mid 20s to low 30s, Sunday will easily be the warmest day
of the last few and of the near future. Highs will soar into the 40s
nearly state wide, with a few low 50s likely in the southwest. On the
precipitation front, some nuisance flurries will be possible Friday
across a large portion of Iowa, followed by some possible light
snowfall accumulations across the northeast Friday night. Otherwise,
the next opportunity for precipitation does not look to move through
until at least Monday.

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CURTIS



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