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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
522 PM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

The last of the rain, snow, and sleet showers pushed off to the east
as the afternoon progressed. No substantial accumulations occurred
this afternoon. Conditions in far northeast Iowa this afternoon were
clear, with high temperatures in the mid 40s. For the rest of the
state, skies were mostly overcast with temperatures in the mid to
upper 30s. Winds overall have been calm this afternoon. Locations
where last night`s heavy band of snow setup have seen a decent amount
of melting this afternoon, despite the lack of sunshine. By early
evening, most of Iowa except for the northeastern portion were
experiencing overcast conditions.

Across the rest of the region, the conditions varied. Skies were
overcast from South Dakota and eastern Nebraska, through western and
central Iowa through most of Missouri. However, Kansas and southern
Minnesota all saw clear skies this afternoon. Locations with clear
skies saw temperatures rise into the 40s or even 50s, while cloud
covered locations were mainly in the 30s. By early evening, Doppler
radar did not indicate any precipitation throughout the Great Plains
or Midwest.

For this evening, conditions will remain mild and dry. Overnight low
temperatures will be in the lower to mid 30s across Iowa. Winds will
be out of the east to east-southeast at 5 miles per hour. Sunday
should remain mostly dry for Iowa, with temperatures in the low to mid
40s. Weather activity will be off and on as we start the next work
week. Extreme western Iowa may see some precipitation Monday evening,
however, Tuesday looks to be the more favorable day for a mix of rain
and snow for most of the state. Temperatures during this time will
vary as a series of low pressure systems are forecast to move across
the region.

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