Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
347 AM CST THU FEB 11 2016

A CLEAR SKY HAS RETURNED TO MOST OF THE NORTHEAST HALF OF IOWA
EARLY TODAY. ALONG WITH FEW IF ANY CLOUDS...TEMPERATURES HAVE
DROPPED TO BELOW ZERO EARLY THIS MORNING IN THE NORTHEAST TO THE
LOWER TEENS NORTHWEST...UPPER TEENS IN THE SOUTHWEST. WINDS REMAIN
LIGHT FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

DESPITE THE EARLY MORNING LULL IN OVER THE REGION DUE TO ARCTIC
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING SOUTH INTO THE STATE THIS MORNING...THE
WEATHER PATTERN REMAINS QUITE ACTIVE. ANOTHER WEAK CLIPPER SYSTEM
WILL DROP QUICKLY SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS WILL
SPREAD A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW FROM WEST CENTRAL IOWA ACROSS CENTRAL
AND SOUTHEAST IOWA BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH UP TO 1 TO 2 INCHES OF
ACCUMULATION EXPECTED. SNOW WILL REACH THE I80 AND I35 CORRIDOR BY
EARLY EVENING...AND MAY CAUSE SOME SLICK TRAVEL DURING THE EVENING
COMMUTE. WINDS TODAY WILL BE LIGHT SO BLOWING SNOW WILL NOT BE A
PROBLEM WITH THIS WEAK STORM. HIGHS TODAY WILL RECOVER INTO THE
MID TEENS NORTHEAST TO THE MID TO UPPER 20S OVER THE SOUTH.

AS SOON AS TODAYS STORM DEPARTS ANOTHER AREA OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE REGION FRIDAY BRINGING COLDER AIR AND
WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE STATE. HIGHS FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS
NORTH TO THE MID 20S OVER THE SOUTH. BITTER COLD LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT
WELL BELOW ZERO OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IOWA CAN BE EXPECTED.
YET ANOTHER STORM APPROACHES THE REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY. THIS WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW
TO THE AREA WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. TRAVEL LATE SATURDAY TO SUNDAY WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE
SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL WARM
INTO THE 20S AND BY MONDAY HIGHS WILL WARM INTO THE 30S. TEMPERATURES
CONTINUE TO WARM INTO MIDWEEK NEXT WEEK WITH HIGHS EXPECTED IN THE
40S.

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