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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
554 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

It was a quiet and mild day across Iowa. Skies in western Iowa were
partly cloudy, while the eastern half of the state remained mostly
clear. Afternoon high temperatures were in the lower 50s across
central and southern Iowa. Northern Iowa had afternoon high
temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Winds today have been east-
northeasterly at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

Iowa, northern Illinois, and Wisconsin were the clear spots this
afternoon across the region with temperatures in the 50s. Missouri,
Kansas, Nebraska, and the rest of the northern Plains however were
mostly overcast with high temperatures in the 40s. Nebraska and Kansas
have seen off and on rain showers throughout this afternoon, while a
group of thunderstorms moved across eastern Missouri into southern

For rest of this evening, a few isolated snow showers are expected to
begin mainly for northwestern Iowa and portions of western Iowa along
the Missouri River Valley. The rest of the state should remain
relatively dry overnight, with low temperatures in the upper 20s to
lower 30s. Light snow activity overnight is forecast to pick up in
intensity Tuesday morning across northwestern Iowa, where 1 to 3
inches of accumulation is possible. By Tuesday afternoon,
precipitation will occur across most of the state. Afternoon
temperatures should be warm enough where most of the precipitation in
the afternoon is rain. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s to
lower 40s. As for the rest of the week, there will be a brief a period
of dry weather across Iowa, but multiple waves of energy will sweep
frontal boundaries through the area which will introduce changes in
temperatures and introduce precipitation chances off and on through

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