Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1103 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Scattered light rain, mixed at times with light snow or flurries
persisted across the state during the morning hours. Amounts were
generally one quarter of an inch or less. The precipitation was
mainly over the southern half of the state. Otherwise, skies were
mostly clear across the east and parts of west central into northwest
Iowa and cloudy across the remainder. Early morning low temperatures
were in the upper teens northeast to the lower and middle 30s central
and south. Southeast winds were 10 to 15 mph.

A warm front, stretched over Nebraska will push east across Iowa
today with the light rain and snow mixture ending later this afternoon.
Warmer afternoon temperatures are expected with highs ranging from
the mid 40s over the northeast to the lower 60s in the far west today.
Mostly cloudy conditions will remain over the region tonight as
milder air heads into the region. Friday will see big changes. A
large storm system will bring abundant moisture into the Central
Plains. Widespread rainfall is expected along with moderate to heavy
wet snowfall over portions of northern, eastern and northeast Iowa,
southern Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois.
Snowfall totals may exceed 6 or more inches with the heavier snow and
winter storm watches have been posted for portions of northern Iowa
and surrounding states. Over the remainder of Iowa, much of the
precipitation will fall as rain. Over an inch of rainfall is possible.

Highs Friday will be cooler over most of the area with high in the
lower 40s north to the lower to mid 50s south. The storm will
continue into Saturday. After the storm pulls east on Saturday highs
will warm from Saturday into Sunday back into the 30s northeast to the
lower 50s southwest.

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