Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
350 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

MOST OF IOWA IS IN TRANSITION EARLY THIS MORNING BETWEEN COLD AIR
AND AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WHICH WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE AREA BY TONIGHT.
CLOUDS AND FLURRIES ARE STILL LOCATED OVER THE REGION EARLY THIS
MORNING. TEMPERATURES RANGE FROM THE LOWER TEENS NORTH TO THE
LOWER 20S IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST. WINDS ARE NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 15 MPH
OVER MOST OF THE REGION.

AN ARCTIC BOUNDARY IN MINNESOTA WILL DROP SOUTHEAST TODAY. THIS
WILL BRING VERY COLD AIR INTO IOWA LATER TONIGHT AND TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING SOUTHEAST FROM THE NORTH CENTRAL PLAINS WILL
INCREASE WINDS OVER THE REGION TODAY AS WELL AS BRING A RETURN OF
SUNSHINE TO THE STATE BY AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME
PATCHY BLOWING SNOW OVER MOST OF THE STATE...ESPECIALLY WHERE
RECENT LIGHT SNOW HAS FALLEN THE PAST TWO DAYS. HIGHS TODAY WILL
ONLY REACH THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS NORTH TO THE LOWER 20S SOUTH...
WITH STEADY OR FALLING TEMPERATURES BY LATE AFTERNOON. BY TONIGHT
SUBZERO LOWS AND NORTH WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHERN HALF OF IOWA...NORTHERN ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. LOWS WILL FALL TO NEAR 15 BELOW
OVER NORTHERN IOWA AND TO NEAR ZERO IN THE SOUTH.

ANOTHER FAST MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING LIGHT SNOW TO THE
REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY SUNDAY. THIS WILL BRING
A ROUND OF SNOW TO THE AREA WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL
ACROSS CENTRAL TO NORTHEAST IOWA. SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE HIGHER OVER THE NORTHEAST. TRAVEL LATE SATURDAY TO SUNDAY WILL
BE IMPACTED BY THE SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA. PERSONS
TRAVELING THIS WEEKEND SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST CONDITIONS PRIOR TO
HEADING OUT. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL WARM INTO THE 20S AND BY MONDAY
HIGHS WILL WARM INTO THE 30S. MUCH MILDER TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN
TO THE REGION FROM MIDWEEK TO NEXT FRIDAY WITH HIGHS EXPECTED IN
THE 40S AND EVEN THE 50S. MOST LIKELY THE SNOW COVER OVER SOUTHERN
IOWA WILL MELT NEXT WEEK IF THE OUTLOOK REMAINS ON TRACK.

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