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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
611 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

Hopefully everyone was able to enjoy the quiet and sunny day. Most saw
a decent warm up with highs into the upper 40s and 50s. Unfortunately,
northern Iowa struggled to get out of the 40s in many spots, thanks
mostly to the existing snow on the ground. As a reminder, yes, it is
mid April.

The warm up and break from winter weather will be brief though, as yet
another winter storm will impact a large portion of the state
overnight tonight and tomorrow. Once again, northern Iowa is in line
to see the brunt of the storm, though impacts may be felt as far south
as Interstate 80. Current forecasts call for as much as 5 to 7 inches
in many 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, they will be enough to cause significant drops in visibility,
especially during potentially heavy snowfall. Temperatures tomorrow
will drop back solidly into winter territory with highs only in the
30s for all but far southern Iowa expected.

While temperatures will remain below normal into the weekend, they
will slowly work their way towards spring territory. Highs by Sunday
may reach into at least the 50s state wide, with low 60s across the
south. So, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in
there!

$$

CURTIS



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