Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1100 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

LOW CLOUDS AND FOG ENCOMPASSED NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN IOWA
THIS MORNING WITH VISIBILITIES OCCASIONALLY DROPPING BELOW A
QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES. THE CLOUDS AND FOG WERE STEADILY
ERODING FROM THE SOUTH AS WARMER AIR STREAMED NORTHWARD. HIGH
CLOUDS COVERED AREAS THAT HAS LOST THE LOW CLOUDS AND TEMPERATURES
IN THESE AREAS HAD RISEN INTO THE MID 30S TO LOW 40S BY LATE
MORNING. READINGS WERE IN THE UPPER 20S IN THE NORTHEAST. WINDS
WERE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER REMAINS ON TAP FOR THIS AFTERNOON WITH
HIGHS REACHING THE MID 30S NORTHEAST TO AROUND 60 IN THE
SOUTHWEST. THIS WARM WEATHER WILL BE FLEETING THOUGH...WITH A COLD
FRONT SLATED TO MOVE QUICKLY THROUGH THE REGION LATE THIS EVENING
AND TONIGHT. STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH TONIGHT
AND TOMORROW WILL HARKEN THE ARRIVAL OF MORE SEASONABLE AIR FOR
THE END OF THE WEEK AND WEEKEND WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND LOWS IN
THE TEENS AND 20S. A FEW AREAS OF LIGHT DRIZZLE OR LIGHT FREEZING
DRIZZLE MAY BE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA AND POINTS NORTH AND
EAST EARLY ON THURSDAY. THIS WEEKEND A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
INTO THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY...SPREADING RAIN AND SNOW
INTO IOWA. THE STORM WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
SUNDAY. THE SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING MODERATE SNOWFALL TO
THE STATE AND SURROUNDING AREAS SOUTH AND EAST OF IOWA. COLDER
CONDITIONS WILL FOLLOW THE STORM WITH HIGHS IN THE TEENS TO 20S
MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. LOWS WILL BE QUITE COLD WITH SINGLE DIGITS TO
NEAR ZERO EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY MORNINGS.

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KS



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