Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CDT Thu Apr 12 2018

A quiet night in Iowa led to a quiet morning. ALong and south of
Interstate 80 low temperatures were in the mid 40s. North of
Interstate 80 low temperatures were in the 30s. By late morning
temperatures had recovered into the upper 50s in southern Iowa, with
upper 40s in northern portions of the state. Skies this late morning
have been mostly clear, with a few patchy clouds over west-central
and northwest Iowa. Winds have been 5 to 10 miles per hour out of the
northeast.

Conditions overall have been quiet across the region overnight. By
late morning, clouds were present over Nebraska and Kansas, with clear
skies over Missouri and Illinois. Temperatures were in the 70s in
Missouri and Kansas this late morning, with mid 50s in Nebraska. A few
light rain showers were located in South Dakota.

Today will be quiet and warm across Iowa. High temperatures will be in
the mid 50s in northern portions of the state, with low 70s in the
southern portion of the state. Skies will remain clear for a good
portion of the afternoon, then cloud cover will begin to increase into
the evening hours. Attention turns to tomorrow evening, with
thunderstorms forecast to move through central and southern Iowa. A
few storms may be severe. Then winter returns Saturday evening.
Accumulating snow is forecast for northwest Iowa, with near blizzard
conditions possible due to gusty winds. For central Iowa, light
accumulations are possible with a rain snow mix Saturday night. After
the system passes by, temperatures will be substantially cooler
moving forward from Sunday.



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