Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
516 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

A mixture of sun and clouds could be found over Iowa late in the
afternoon though clouds will be the rule for most of tonight. By late
afternoon temperatures remained in the lower to mid 20s over the north
while the south saw mid to upper 30s where sunshine was more abundant.
Winds across the region have been from the west northwest at 5 to 15
mph for much of the afternoon.

High pressure will be exiting the region tonight as southerly winds
aloft return to the region as well as thicker cloud cover. A storm
over the Southern Plains will spread light freezing rain and snow
into the region by morning. The area of precipitation will spread
north during the day with the precipitation in the south becoming all
rain during the afternoon hours. Across the north there will be a
mixture of light freezing rain and snow in the morning changing to
snow later in the afternoon. In the far northwest heavier snowfall is
expected with total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches over northern
Iowa along with some blowing snow Saturday night. Southern Minnesota
is likely to see more snow with this system. Light icing is also
expected with general amount of an tenth of an inch or less. Winter
weather advisories are posted for a good share of Iowa Saturday. Area
travelers are urged to check road conditions prior to heading out.
Lows tonight over the region will range from lower teens northwest to
the lower 30s southeast. Highs Saturday will remain in the upper 20s
to lower 30s north to the lower 40s southeast.

Following the storm the weather will turn quiet from Sunday through
midweek next week. A warming trend is also expected. Highs will range
from the 30s to 40s Monday warming to the 30s to 50s Tuesday and
Wednesday. The warmest readings will be over the south where little if
any snow cover exists. The next chance for precipitation will then
come toward the middle to end of next week.


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