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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
433 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

Quiet weather will greet the state early today...though big changes
are on the way by tonight into Wednesday. Skies are clear to partly
cloudy early today. Winds are light and variable under 10 mph.
Temperatures range from the mid teens to lower 20s northwest to the
mid to upper 20s across the south.

Today will see increasing clouds ahead of a strong...late season
winter storm which will reach Iowa late tonight and roll over the
state Wednesday. Moderate to heavy snow is expected across the north
Wednesday with a frozen mixture of snow and some icing over portions
of both northern into central Iowa. Winter storm warnings and
advisories are posted for portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa,
Illinois and Wisconsin. Many of the same areas just hit with a winter
storm last weekend will feel the brunt of this storm as well. Portions
of central and southern Iowa will see either a rain and snow mixture
or just rain Wednesday. Breezy northwest winds will follow the storm
Wednesday evening and cause some blowing snow over northern Iowa at
that time. Travel will be hazardous Wednesday morning through
afternoon across northern Iowa. Anyone planning on traveling into
northern Iowa should monitor travel and road conditions Wednesday
prior to heading out. Highs Wednesday will only reach the lower 30s 
north to the lower 40s across the south.

The system will exit the area late Wednesday evening. Temperatures 
through the end of the week are expected to remain well below average 
with highs in the 30s and 40s. Some warming will occur by the end of 
the week and into the weekend, with highs in the 40s and 50s. Early
next week temperatures over southern Iowa may recover to the lower
60s.

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