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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2018-01-12 09:59 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
359 AM CST Fri Jan 12 2018

Brisk winds and very cold temperatures continue over the region this
morning. Early this morning wind chills of 20 to 30 below covered the
about the northern half of the state. Temperatures ranged from near 
10 below north to the single digits south of Interstate 80. Northwest 
winds have been brisk overnight...averaging 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
25 to 30 mph at times. A few areas of clouds dotted the region but 
much of the state remains clear at this time.

Today will begin bitterly cold and mainly sunny. A wind chill advisory
will continue for much of northern Iowa and surrounding states north
of Iowa until mid to late morning. By afternoon clouds will be on the
increase from the northwest in advance of a weak area of low pressure.
Highs will be cold today only reaching the single digits above zero
north to the mid teens south. Tonight some light snow or flurries will
pass over the western quarter of the state...then skies will again
clear over northern areas after midnight. Winds tonight combined with
another night of sub-zero temperatures over the north half of the
state will result in more bitterly cold winds chills. Saturday will
remain cold with highs 5 to 15 above. By late Saturday into Sunday
more clouds will approach with periods of light snow over the region
from late Saturday through Sunday night. Light snow accumulations are
expected through the period along with warmer temperatures in the 
teens northeast to upper 20s southwest Sunday. The warm-up will be 
short-lived as an Arctic cold front quickly drops south of Iowa 
Sunday night. We will be back in the deep freeze from Monday through 
Tuesday night with breezy northwest winds and sub-zero highs Monday 
over the north half of the state and areas north. Some relief is 
expected by mid to late week with highs back in the 20s and 30s.