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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
544 PM CST Tue Dec 5 2017

The near record to record warmth of yesterday seems like it was a lot
longer than 24 to 36 hours ago. Highs today were much more in line
with the 30 year normals for this time of the year, topping out in the
mid 20s to upper 30s across most of Iowa. While winds today were not
as bad as yesterday and overnight, it was still uncomfortable with
gusts in excess of 30 mph common throughout the day. Fortunately, by
early this evening winds had come down quite a bit to around 10 mph
with the loss of daytime heating.

Chilly to cold conditions will stick around into the weekend with
highs struggling to get out of the 20s to mid 30s for most. Lows will
be somewhat painful as well with teens dominating. The coldest start
to the day will come tomorrow morning though with single digits and
sub-teens likely across northern Iowa. Fortunately, little in the way
of snow or otherwise is in the forecast. A dusting may be possible
tonight through parts of central Iowa, but other than that a couple
skirting systems may drop light snow in parts of northern and eastern
Iowa to end the week.

Fear not though, it is not all bad news with some warming temperatures
coming Sunday. Highs Sunday and to start the week should approach the
mid 30s to mid 40s from northeast to southwest across Iowa.


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