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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1057 AM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Anyone lose lawn furniture this morning? It was quite breezy overnight
and this morning with gusts from the east as much as 35 or more mph.
While overnight lows were not overly cold, in the mid 20s to mid 30s,
the winds made wind chills drop into the teens and lower 20s across
much of the state. By late this morning, precipitation continued to
very slowly make its way north through the state, while temperatures
generally had not moved much from the morning lows.

As the precipitation continues to slowly trek north, it will primarily
fall as rain throughout the day, but elevated areas are likely to see
some amount of icing. The good news though is that road temperatures
remain on the good side of freezing, keeping road impacts to a
minimum. As the day expires, the best opportunity for any freezing
rain on roads or light snow will be across roughly the northern third
of the state as temperatures fall back into the mid and upper 20s.
Overall, only light snowfall and icing accumulations are expected,
under 2 inches and a tenth of an inch respectively, but would
certainly be enough to cause traveling issues in the right
circumstances. Please use caution when traveling this evening or

Looking into the weekend, precipitation will wind down early Saturday,
giving way to a dry remainder of the weekend. Temperatures will remain
on the cool side Saturday though in the upper 30s to mid 40s, as cloud
cover and cool easterly to northerly winds remain. Sunday will see a
bit of a warmup though as winds turn back southerly, helping boost
temperatures into the mid 40s to mid 50s. Some periods of sunshine,
especially by afternoon may be seen Sunday as well. The workweek looks
to remain on the cool side with highs bouncing around in the 40s to
mid 50s, with only a slight chance for some precipitation Monday night
into Tuesday.


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