Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 141109
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
509 AM CST Sat Jan 14 2017
Mostly cloudy skies encompassed Iowa overnight as moisture began to
arrive ahead of a winter storm that will impact the state Sunday and
Monday. The initial surge of moisture did bring a wintry mix of
precipitation to southeast Iowa after 3 am. Temperatures at 5 am
ranged from around 10 over the far northeast to the mid 20s south. The
wind was light from the east at 8 mph or less.
High pressure will settle into southern Minnesota and northern Iowa
today and will bring an end to precipitation for Iowa and locations to
the north. Freezing rain will remain likely to the south where Ice
Storm warnings are in effect across Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
The precipitation to the south will begin to lift north late tonight
and into Sunday as the high pressure system shifts to the east.
Winter Storm watches are in effect through much of Nebraska and Iowa
Sunday and Monday for the potential for significant ice accumulations.
The biggest push of freezing rain is expected late Sunday night into
Monday morning. Travel will likely become extremely hazardous, during
this time. Please pay attention to forecasts as they are updated and
make appropriate plans should you have to travel during the event.