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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1057 AM CST Fri Jan 13 2017

Even with clouds around over night, it was another chilly morning with
lows reaching the negatives across northern Iowa and warming to the
low teens across the south. Cloudy skies continued to prevail late
this morning, along with some very light snow and flurries across
portions of northern Iowa. Temperatures had risen a few degrees state
wide, ranging from the single digits to upper teens from north to

After light snow and flurries move out of northern Iowa this
afternoon, the weather will be quiet through Saturday. Temperatures
will also see a bit of a boost Saturday with highs reaching into the
20s to around 30. Otherwise, the main story continues to be the winter
storm building into the Plains and affecting the area beginning
Sunday. While some snow and sleet may be experienced early on, the
ultimate concern will be freezing rain Sunday into Monday. Areas
from roughly Interstate 80 on south could see around a quarter inch
of ice or more, tapering off to around a tenth of an inch across
northern Iowa. The biggest push of freezing rain will late Sunday
night into early Monday morning. Travel will likely become hazardous,
especially on secondary and poorly maintained roads. Even main
thoroughfares will likely be hazardous at times. Please pay attention
to forecasts as they are updated and make appropriate plans should you
have to travel during the event.


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