Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
505 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

Temperatures this afternoon varied significantly across the state,
with upper 30s and 40s north to 50s across central Iowa. Further
south, temperatures were in the upper 70s and even low 80s behind a
warm front. Skies across the state have been overcast today, except
south where temperatures were warmest. By 5 pm several storms in
southwest Iowa were severe warned for wind and hail.

Storms are expected to continue this evening across southern and into
central Iowa. The main threats are wind and hail, however tornadoes
can not be ruled out, especially further south. Spring becomes winter
overnight, as thunderstorms taper off and snow begins across northern
Iowa. Heavier snow totals are expected across northwestern Iowa.
Combined with strong wind gusts, blizzard conditions are expected
across northwest Iowa through tomorrow. Further south precipitation is
expected to fall mostly as rain, mixing with snow at times. Snow will
taper off Sunday morning, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s
persisting. Cool temperatures are expected to continue through the
coming week.

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