Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
533 PM CDT Tue Mar 21 2017

If you ignore the morning snowfall, it ended up as a cool but
relatively pleasant day. What little snow accumulated mid to late
morning through parts of central Iowa quickly melted off as skies
cleared and the sun came out in the afternoon. Highs were able to
reach into at least the 40s across the state, with a few lower 50s
across southern Iowa. By early this evening, winds remained out of the
north along with temperatures just a couple degrees off of afternoon
highs with mostly sunny to sunny skies.

The main story lines the rest of the week and into the weekend are two
fold. Temperatures will remain cool Wednesday in the 30s to 40s across
the region before a rapid warm up into upper 50s to low 70s by Friday
and then leveling out in the 50s to low 60s through the weekend.
A bit of rain will move through the northwest areas of the region
Wednesday ahead of more widespread opportunities beginning Thursday
and possibly lasting into Sunday. For the most part, precipitation
will simply be rain, but a few thunderstorms will be mixed in,
especially Friday afternoon and on through the evening. In total,
precipitation amounts around an inch will be possible with greater
amounts in areas that see thunderstorms. Currently, the severe weather
threat appears low.


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