Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
502 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017
Sunny skies during the late morning hours became covered with clouds
heading into sunset Monday evening. An area of low pressure has been
inching towards Iowa...bringing with it increased chances for
precipitation for the overnight hours. Even with the clouds,
temperatures warmed to well above normal for Monday, as highs topped
out in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Where there was more snow cover,
highs were stuck in the upper 30s to low 40s. At 4 pm, the temperature
in Des Moines was 55 degrees, it was 51 in Waterloo, and the
temperature in Mason City was 38. Winds for Monday afternoon were from
the southeast at around 10 to 15 mph.
For Tuesday morning, light rain is possible across most of Iowa...and
even a few thunderstorms are possible across southern and eastern
Iowa. There will be areas of fog as well, possibly dense in spots.
Chances for rain will persist across eastern Iowa into Tuesday
afternoon, with very little rain accumulation likely. The persistent
snow pack will keep highs around 40 north, but readings may reach the
60s and 70s farther south and east into Missouri and Illinois.
The rest of the week looks fairly quiet and dry, with above normal
temperatures continuing. There is a slight chance for a rain to snow
mix across northern Iowa thursday, otherwise the next best chance for
widespread precipitation is not until next week. Temperatures look to
rebound into the 50s and even 60s by this weekend.