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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
517 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

Cloud cover continue to increase from west to east across the state
this afternoon. By sunset, skies were cloudy across all of Iowa
except for the far eastern counties. Late afternoon temperatures were
in the middle teens north to the middle 20s south. West winds were 5
to 10 mph. The combination of cool temperatures and light winds
produced wind chills in the single digits and teens across the state.

High pressure over the upper midwest will continue to gradually shift
east tonight producing cold and dry conditions. Although, light snow
is possible across northern Iowa tonight with little or no
accumulation. From the weekend into early next week a more active
weather pattern will shape up as a system over the Rockies makes its
way into the upper midwest. Two rounds of snow are expected over the
weekend, with the first producing moderate accumulations across
northern Iowa on Saturday and Saturday night. The second will produce
light accumulations statewide on Sunday. Temperatures will also
rebound a bit during this time, with high temperatures on Sunday
ranging from mid 20s north to mid 30s southeast.

After a brief break Sunday night and Monday, another storm system
will affect the region on Monday night and Tuesday. This system may
produce some light snow in parts of Iowa, and will also push through
a strong cold front that will bring gusty northwest winds on Tuesday.
This may cause some blowing snow issues at times. The front will be
followed by much colder weather for the remainder of next week, with
daily high temperatures only in the single digits and teens from
Tuesday through Friday, and morning lows below zero in northern Iowa
Tuesday through Thursday nights.

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