Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
412 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

CLOUDS INCREASED FROM THE SOUTH ACROSS IOWA OVERNIGHT ALTHOUGH
THERE WAS NO PRECIPITATION AS OF YET. LOWS REACHED THE UPPER TEENS
TO LOWER 30S...BUT THE CLOUDS AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH
LED TO TEMPERATURES SLOWLY RISING ABOVE THOSE VALUES HEADING
TOWARD DAYBREAK.

THE WEATHER WILL BECOME MUCH MORE ACTIVE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
HOWEVER AS A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS FROM THE SOUTHWEST
UNITED STATES INTO THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY SUNDAY. A MIX OF
RAIN AND SNOW WAS ALREADY FALLING ACROSS KANSAS THIS MORNING AND
SIMILAR PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND INTO IOWA AND SURROUNDING STATES
LATER TODAY. BY TONIGHT THE PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH TO NEARLY
ALL SNOW AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED FROM IOWA INTO ILLINOIS WHERE 6
TO 10 INCHES MAY FALL AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT. WINDS
WILL INCREASE AS THE SYSTEM EXITS SUNDAY AS WELL COMPOUNDING THE
STORM EFFECTS WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY SUNDAY NIGHT BUT BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN HEADING INTO THE WORK WEEK. LOWS BY
MONDAY MORNING ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND
BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BELOW
ZERO.

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