Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
544 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016
Skies were cloudy over the eastern half of the state this afternoon.
high temperatures by sunset were in the teens north to the upper teens
and lower 20s south. Northwest winds were 10 to 15 mph.
High pressure continues to build into the upper midwest. A more
active weather pattern will begin with a winter storm system moving
across the region this weekend. This system will likely bring two
rounds of snowfall, the first coming across northern Iowa and southern
Minnesota on Saturday and the second being more widespread on Sunday.
By Sunday night this could result in moderate to heavy total
accumulations up around the Minnesota border, with lighter amounts
down toward central and southern Iowa.
A second storm system will bring a strong arctic cold front sweeping
across the region on Monday night and Tuesday morning. The front will
likely be associated with a band of snow around Monday night, then
followed immediately by strong winds into Tuesday. This could result
in some blowing snow issues and travel difficulties. The front will
also bring even colder weather to the region from Tuesday onward,
with daily highs only in the single digits and teens, and overnight
lows dipping below zero across northern Iowa.