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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
528 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Okay, so it was pleasantly warmer today in the 40s to 50s for most,
but that was about the only nice thing about the day. Dreary
conditions and drizzle dominated the day otherwise. To make things
even worse, while light fog was around at times during the day, night
fall has already dropped visibilities under a mile in a number of
locations and will stick around for at least a few hours until winds
shift out of the north overnight.

That wind shift overnight will be a cold front pushing through the
state, which will also help produce a bit more than the drizzle that
has been seen so far today. For the most part, rain will be the
result, but snow will also make an appearance before it is all said
and done. Especially for the northwest half to two thirds of the
state. A couple tenths of an inch may stick, especially in the north
where it has been colder, but otherwise the snow should melt after
hitting the relatively warm ground elsewhere. Once the cold front
passes, northerly winds will be fairly strong at times, in excess of
20 to 25 mph. Skies will clear through the latter parts of the
morning and early afternoon, giving way to plenty of sunshine and
cooler temperatures in the mid 30s to lower 40s. Beyond Saturday, the
forecast is dry, but will see roller coaster temperatures with highs
bouncing between the mid 40s and 50s at times to the 30s.


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