Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
434 AM CDT Wed Apr 18 2018

Active weather continues over the state early today. An area of
thunderstorms...small hail...freezing rain and snow is falling over
western and northern Iowa this morning. Temperatures range from the
lower 30s over the north...upper 20s in the northeast to the upper 30s
to 40 in the south. winds are from the east over much of central and
eastern Iowa this morning but from the north northeast over the west
and northern counties at 10 to 20 mph.

A late season winter storm is bringing a variety of weather to the
region today. Moderate to heavy snow along with a mixture of freezing
rain...sleet...hail...and rain will fall across the state today. The
heaviest snow is expected from Highway 20 northward with less amounts
closer to the Interstate 80 corridor. Winter storm warnings and
advisories are in effect for much of the region from this morning
through the evening hours today. The storm today may bring as much as
5 to 8 inches of snow in areas north of Highway 20,tapering off to
around an inch or less by Interstate 80. While winds will not be as
strong as the last storm, visibility will be down to a half mile at
times due to heavy snowfall rates today. Temperatures today will drop
back to the 30s for all but far southern Iowa where a few areas may
reach the upper 30s to around 40. The storm will depart the region
later tonight with lows in the 20s and lingering light snow or
flurries northeast.

Temperatures will slowly rise into the weekend though still remain
below normal for mid to late April. Highs Sunday are expected to rise
reach into the 50s state wide, with lower 60s across the south. This
will cause a lot of the snow to melt across the region and most of the
area will get back toward more springlike conditions.

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