Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1049 AM CST Sat Jan 21 2017
Widespread dense fog continues over Iowa late this morning though
conditions have improved over the south since early today. Visibility
ranges from above 3 miles in the southwest but is still near zero at
times over the northeast late this morning. Mild conditions continue
with temperatures in the mid to upper 30s northeast to the lower 40s
in the south. Winds are from the south southwest at 5 to 10 mph with
cloudy skies across the state.
Areas of fog will remain over the northeast today with patchy fog
elsewhere. Dense Fog Advisories are in place over parts of Iowa and
states east and northeast through the afternoon. Much of today will
be cloudy but a few breaks in the clouds with some sunshine will be
possible over the south and west from mid afternoon through sunset.
Highs will eventually reach the lower 40s north to the mid 50s in the
southeast. Tonight more fog is expected to redevelop with the possibility
of additional dense fog. Overall the mild weather will continue into
the early part of next week with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows in
the 20s and 30s. More clouds than sunshine can be expected again
Sunday through Tuesday ahead of a stronger weather system expected to
affect the state.
By Tuesday the storm will be bringing rain to the region then gradually
changing over to some snow in the north and northwest. Winds will
increase as the storm departs. There will be a potential for some
light snow accumulations with the storm. Following the storm for
Wednesday through Friday temperatures will be more seasonal. Highs
will cool to the 20s to 30s with lows in the teens to 20s.