Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
541 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017
Today marked the beginning of a significant pattern change across the
region as the very warm conditions of the last several days were
replaced by more seasonable temperatures. Most locations saw highs
early in the day in the 30s and 40s. Scattered showers moved over the
state, some of which fell as snow in parts of northwest Iowa.
A strong storm system will impact the state tonight and through
Friday. The heaviest snow is expected in northwest and north central
Iowa, where snowfall of 6 to 12 inches and strong northwest winds will
create dangerous travel conditions. Further to the south and east
toward central Iowa, rain and a few thunderstorms are likely tonight,
some of which may be strong to severe. Then rain will transition to
snow Friday morning, which may create hazardous travel conditions
during the morning and evening commutes.
The storm pushes off to the east Friday night. Additional chances for
light rain or snow enter the forecast Sunday and once again through
the middle of the week, but widespread travel impacts are unlikely.
Daily highs will generally be in the 30s and 40s, which is near
average for late February and early March.