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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
445 AM CDT Sat Mar 18 2017

Stratus clouds settled over the northeastern part of Iowa last night
and early this morning which allowed temperatures not to fall off too
much. However, this also allowed winds to remain gusty over this part
of the state where the clouds persisted. Over western Iowa, a stream
of higher level clouds prevailed. In between these cloud swaths, skies
were mainly clear. Low temperatures so far this morning are mainly in
the 30s.

For today, clouds will give way to more sunshine and winds from the
northwest will be a bit brisk this morning before weakening throughout
the day as high pressure moves across the state. It will be cooler
than yesterday with highs ranging from the low 40s over northeastern
Iowa to the middle 50s over southwest Iowa. Winds from the southeast
and south bring warmer air back to the state for Sunday with highs from
the 50s over the northeast to the low 70s near the Missouri River.
This is about 10 to 15 degrees above normal. With the warmer as well
as moister air, isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected late
Sunday into early Monday over southeastern Iowa. Cooler weather will
return for at least the first half of next week with precipitation
chances skirting close to Iowa. The next best opportunity for
precipitation will be the latter part of next week.


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