Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
430 AM CST Fri Dec 2 2016
Clouds continued to linger across Iowa for another night although
some clearing occurred in the far southwest. This was in response to
an approaching area of high pressure across the Plains which was
slowly edging toward the state. As the high neared the state, winds
subsided overnight and were from the west northwest from 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures remained relatively warm for this time of year with early
morning temperatures in the low to mid 30s across much of the state.
The only locations in the 20s were in southwest Iowa where clearing
Clouds will continue across the northeast half of the region today as
the slow moving system slowly pulls away into southeast Canada.
Meanwhile, the high pressure in the Plains will gradually push east
into the Missouri River valley with lighter winds and clearing skies.
Relatively tranquil weather is expected tonight into early Saturday as
the high passes through the Region. By Saturday afternoon, a storm
passing through the Rockies will move into the Plains with moisture
streaming northward. Rain and snow will break out in Kansas and
eastern Nebraska before spreading into southern and central Iowa on
Saturday night into Sunday morning. Some accumulating snowfall will be
possible across the southeast half of Iowa during this time as the
system passes through the state. Warmer temperatures are expected by
early next week but these higher readings will be short lived. Another
storm system will move through the area by the middle of the week
bringing a chance for precipitation. In addition, much colder Canadian
air will stream into the Midwest with the coldest air of the season.