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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2018-02-14 09:52 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
352 AM CST Wed Feb 14 2018

The long stretch of cold weather in Iowa came to an end yesterday.
With a high of 38 degrees in Des Moines, yesterday was the first day
of above normal temperatures since February third. Warmer air has
continued to move into Iowa overnight, and as a result temperatures
have not fallen very rapidly. At 4 am, temperatures were near 20
degrees across northern Iowa, and near 30 degrees across southern
Iowa. Normal lows for this time of year are in the mid teens, placing
the temperatures for this morning around 10 or so degrees above
normal. Winds were from the south at around 5 to 10 mph.

For today, expect warm air to remain in place over Iowa. With even
warmer and more moist air moving over the state today, a lot of snow 
is expected to melt this afternoon across the state. With the snow
melting, fog is expected to for this evening into the overnight hours.
Temperatures for today will range from near 40 degrees in northern
Iowa to the upper 40s across southern Iowa. Winds should be from the
south at around 10 to 15 mph.

There is a chance for drizzle and light rain Thursday morning to
accompany the fog. Otherwise, we should be dry until this weekend
where there is a slight chance for a rain or snow mix as temperatures
are expected to be in the 30s across Iowa.