Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1048 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016
Snow. It`s what many people woke up to across the state this morning.
Last night and this morning was the first accumulating snowfall much
of the state, resulting in amounts ranging from trace across the
south and southwest to around an inch or two in central Iowa and 2 to
4 inches in parts of northeast and eastern Iowa. With lows overnight
right around freezing, the snowfall was of the heavy and wet variety,
often melting on on roads and sticking in grassy areas.
Temperatures today will rise above freezing across the state,
resulting in much of the overnight snowfall melting through the day.
The coolest temperatures will reside across the northeast third of the
state, where mid 30s will prevail, and should result in snowfall
lasting into Monday. After one relatively warm day tomorrow in the 40s
to near 50, temperatures will begin a downward trend through the week,
likely bottoming out Thursday with highs in the teens to around 20.
Lows will be tempered a bit with cloud cover, keeping most areas in
the double digits. Northwest and western Iowa will be the most likely
locations for single digit lows Thursday and Friday morning. Other
than a couple of small opportunities for flurries during the week, the
next opportunity for precipitation, in this case snowfall, doesn`t
come through until next weekend.