Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1053 AM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

The cold front that moved in overnight is still in place over Iowa.
Behind the front in northwest Iowa, temperatures are through the 20s.
Winds are around 10 to 20 mph out of the north northwest. Ahead of
the cold front, through southeastern Iowa, temperatures are in the 30s
and 40s. Winds are 5 to 10 mph out of the southeast. Light
precipitation has spread through Iowa, mostly light rain and drizzle,
as well as wide spread fog that is limiting visibility. Areas that
are below freezing are seeing light freezing rain and drizzle with
some ice accumulation. Some areas in northwest Iowa have reported
roads that are completely ice covered.

Light precipitation will continue to fall this afternoon across Iowa.
Areas in northwestern Iowa will see freezing rain and drizzle, while
areas above freezing will have light rain. The precipitation will
taper off later this afternoon, before continuing and becoming more
wide spread late afternoon and into the evening. Areas of patchy fog
will also be present. As the cold front shifts farther southeast,
temperatures will drop below freezing across most of the state. Wide
spread freezing rain is expected across most of the state of Iowa
overnight tonight and into Tuesday morning, excluding the most
southeast portion of Iowa. Some areas could see over one tenth of an
inch of ice accumulation. Winter Weather Advisories have been issued
for portions of the state. This will have significant travel impacts.
Travelers are urged to use caution and check the latest road
conditions before heading out.

Wednesday will be cool and dry with partly cloudy skies. The next
chance for precipitation will be around Thursday and Thursday night
with a mix of rain and snow, then again on Saturday. After Thursday,
temperatures will warm slightly with highs in the 30s and 40s.


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