Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
411 AM CST Sun Dec 11 2016
It has been a cloudy and relatively mild night across Iowa with
temperatures hovering in the 20s to lower 30s south. Bands of light to
moderate snow affected northern Iowa overnight, but have begun to
clear out from west to east. Winds have been from the southeast at 5
to 15 mph.
Light snow will fall across eastern Iowa at times today, mixing with
rain in the south this afternoon. Any additional accumulations will be
light. A cold front will move across the state this afternoon,
sweeping out any lingering precipitation and bringing colder
temperatures in tonight, with lows early Monday morning approaching
zero in the northwest.
On Monday areas south of the snow cover will warm up nicely, with
temperatures peaking in the low to mid-30s across southern Iowa.
However, this will be short-lived as a much stronger arctic cold front
will sweep across the region Monday night. The frontal passage may be
accompanied by some light snow showers and a brief period of strong
winds, but the bigger story will be the very cold temperatures
experienced for the remainder of the week. From Tuesday through
Thursday daily highs will mainly be in the single digits and teens.
Meanwhile the lowest readings will likely come early Thursday morning,
when temperatures will approach 10 below zero across far northern
Iowa. Another winter storm system will produce precipitation across
the region from Friday into Saturday, then more cold weather is on
tap toward the end of next weekend.