Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1055 AM CST THU JAN 29 2015

LOW CLOUDS BLANKETED THE SKIES OVER IOWA AND MUCH OF THE
SURROUNDING STATES THIS MORNING AFTER THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT
OVERNIGHT. SOME AREAS OF LIGHT DRIZZLE ALSO FELL OUT OF THIS
STRATUS CLOUD DECK DURING THE EARLY TO MID MORNING HOURS BUT HAD
ESSENTIALLY COME TO AN END BY LATE MORNING. NORTHWESTERLY WINDS
BEHIND THE FRONT WERE ON THE STRONGER SIDE WITH SPEEDS RANGING
FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH.

THE WEATHER WILL SETTLE DOWN TONIGHT AND FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE
REACHES THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL FROM
WHAT WAS SEEN THE PAST FEW DAYS...HOWEVER READINGS WILL STILL BE
JUST ABOVE NORMAL WITH HIGHS FROM THE 20S NORTHEAST TO LOWER 40S
SOUTHWEST. PRECIPITATION WILL RETURN TO THE FORECAST LATE SATURDAY
INTO EARLY SUNDAY...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW. THE BETTER
CHANCES FOR ACCUMULATION WILL BE FROM SOUTHERN IOWA INTO ADJACENT
PORTIONS OF MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. THE PASSAGE OF THIS SYSTEM
WILL ALSO USHER IN COLDER TEMPERATURES. HIGHS BY EARLY NEXT WEEK
SHOULD BE NO BETTER THAN THE TEENS AND 20S WITH LOWS BACK DOWN
INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS. THE NEXT WORK WEEK WILL ALSO SEE OFF AND
ON SNOW CHANCES WITH MULTIPLE SYSTEMS MOVING THROUGH THE REGION.

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KS



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