Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
414 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

Cold air continues moving into the region early this Monday morning. A
mixture of clouds and breaks in the clouds remains over Iowa this
morning in the wake of a storm system that dropped 1 to 4 inches of
snow across the state Sunday evening. Temperatures early this morning
ranged from the single digits below zero northwest to 20 degrees southeast.
Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with stronger gusts continue to usher
in cold air.

Strong northwest winds today into tonight will force colder air from
Canada into Iowa and surrounding states. Along with the winds...patchy
blowing snow and areas of scattered flurries or light snow will
accompany the cold air from today through early Tuesday. Highs today
will only reach 5 below northwest and in the lower teens above zero
southeast the remainder of the day. With the cold air in place through
Tuesday night and strong winds today and tonight...wind chill
advisories or warnings have been placed over a large portion of the
Northern and Central Plains including all of Iowa. Dangerously cold
wind chills will occur today through Tuesday with readings dropping to
25 to 35 below zero across Iowa tonight into Tuesday morning.

Little relief is expected to the temperatures until Wednesday when a
warming trend will begin across the region. From Wednesday through
Friday highs will rebound from the teens and 20s to the 30s and 40s.
The warming trend will continue into Saturday but changes are on the
way for the weekend. A storm system is expected to reach Iowa and
surrounding states later Saturday night through Monday and could
bring a variety of winter weather to the region including snow and
rain.

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