Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
515 PM CST Fri Jan 19 2018

Snow melt was in full swing today as temperatures climbed into the 40s
to low 50s across the state of Iowa, which many would see as a
significant improvement over the Arctic air that kept frigid
conditions in place over the first half of the month. Little change
expected for Saturday as highs once again reach into the 40s under
partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Chances for drizzle or light freezing drizzle will be on the increase
Saturday night into Sunday, particularity over the southern half of
Iowa. This is ahead of the next storm system that will impact the
area late Sunday into Monday. Widespread rain is expected by Sunday
night, with a changeover to snow occurring over northwest Iowa. The
rain will eventually switch over to snow by Monday morning over
central Iowa. Some spots further east may remain above freezing
through the day and only see rain. A Winter Storm Watch has been
issued for northwest Iowa where snow and blowing snow may create
significant travel hazards. Those with travel interests within the
state on Sunday and Monday should continue to monitor the forecast for
updates.

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