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 Sat Dec 3 2016

Light sprinkles and flurries began Saturday evening across central
Iowa...extending westward and southward into Nebraska and Kansas. At
sunset Friday, little to no snow accumulated due to surface
temperatures being warm enough to melt most snow upon contact. At 5
pm, the temperature in Des Moines was 40 degrees, it was 37 in
Waterloo, and it was 34 degrees in Sioux City. Winds were generally
from the south to southeast at around 5 to 10 mph.

For the rest of tonight, temperatures will fall a few degrees...which
should be sufficient to turn sprinkles and light rain into all snow
flurries overnight. Accumulations will be most likely on elevated and
grassy surfaces, with as much as a couple of inches possible across
the eastern half of the state. Winds should remain southeasterly to
easterly in the 5 to 10 mph range. Overall, visibility may be one mile
or less at times overnight and roadways could become snow covered and
slippery...especially in eastern Iowa.

Sunday temperatures should be into the 40s, which will help to melt
most snow on non grassy surfaces. Colder air will filter into the
region by Tuesday, as a cold front will push through Iowa. Highs
Wednesday and Thursday will struggle to get out of the teens to low
20s, especially on Thursday. Lows will be as cold as the single digits
by Thursday morning.

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