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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1113 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

Scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms continued to move
northeast across parts of southeast into east central Iowa this
morning. Meanwhile, the freezing drizzle over other parts of the state
continued to diminish throughout the morning. Parts of northwest Iowa
reported scattered flurries or light snow. Early morning low
temperatures were in the teens northwest to the upper 20s to around
30. Northwest winds were 10 to 20 mph with occasional stronger gusts.
The combination of winds and temperatures dropped wind chills over
northwest into the single digits below zero and the teens and 20s
southeast.

A frontal boundary continues to stretch from southern Wisconsin into
far southeast Iowa and central Missouri. The winter storm will
continue to affect the region today with rain from eastern Missouri
into Illinois and Indiana. Farther west, freezing rain will persist
from western Missouri into portions of Iowa and Wisconsin. Light snow
is also expected over parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The
precipitation will slowly shift toward the Ohio River Valley by
tonight as colder air pours across much of the region. Below normal
temperatures are expected on Wednesday throughout the Midwest as
Canadian high pressure moves through the area. Another round of winter
weather is expected Thursday into early Friday over the Midwest
including Iowa. Light freezing rain and snow are once again possible
in Iowa and surrounding state during this time before the system exits
Friday. Seasonable temperatures are expected into the weekend with
another round of precipitation possible on Saturday into early Sunday
as an active weather pattern persists.

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