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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
527 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018
Skies were cloudy today with light rain and snow flurries scattered
across Iowa from northwest to southeast. Temperatures this afternoon
were in the upper 30s to low 40s across northern Iowa with mid to
upper 40s for central Iowa and some low 50s across far southern Iowa.
Winds have generally been out of the east at 10 to 15 mph, increasing
to 20 to 25 mph across western Iowa by 5 pm.
A large storm system will impact the state starting tonight and
continuing through mid day Saturday. Rain will become more widespread
across Iowa this evening, switching over to snow across northeast Iowa
late tonight. Further south will see precipitation fall as rain.
Precipitation will come to an end by mid day on Saturday, with snow
totals of 3 to 6 inches across the northeastern half of Iowa, with
areas of 8 to 12 inches from Mason City to Waterloo and Davenport. In
addition, rain totals for central and southeast Iowa will be half an
inch to over an inch and a half. This storm will impact portions of
the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois where winter storm
advisories and warnings stretching across the region. Strong wind
gusts overnight will reduce visibilities and could damage trees and
structures weighed down by heavy wet snow.
Sunday will remain dry with temperatures in the 30s and 40s across
Iowa. Another storm system will impact the area Monday into Tuesday,
bringing rain to the region.
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National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
708 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018
Mostly cloudy skies were found across the region Friday evening
ahead of a developing winter storm over eastern Colorado. To our
west, light rain showers were spreading across eastern Iowa,
producing only a few hundreths of an inch of rainfall. High
temperatures climbed into the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Rain showers will continue spreading east across the region this
evening as the winter storm advances into Kansas and Missouri.
Rain will begin to mix with or change over to all snow this
evening north of a line from Vinton, to Clinton, to Princeton
Illinois, becoming heavy at times overnight. This snow will
persist through the day Saturday, with the highest totals of 8 to
12 inches possible over locations near and along a line from
Waterloo, to Anamosa, to Princeton, Illinois. Father south,
rainfall amounts from three quarters to one and a half inches will
be possible by Saturday evening. Low temperatures tonight will
drop into the upper 20s to middle 30s, while highs for Saturday
climb into the middle to upper 30s.
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Weather Summary for Upper Mississippi River Valley
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
813 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018
A winter storm was moving towards western and southern parts of the
region this evening. Out ahead of the storm system, skies were
partly to mostly cloudy. High temperatures this afternoon were
mainly in the 40s.
Heavy snow is expected tonight from southern Minnesota into northern
and eastern Iowa, and clipping far southwest Wisconsin. Snow
accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected along and south of a
line from Austin, Minnesota to Dubuque, Iowa, with locally higher
amounts possible. Expect a sharp drop off in snow amounts along the
northern and eastern edge of the heaviest snowfall. Lows tonight
will mainly be in the 20s.
The snow is expected to taper off Saturday morning, with some
lingering light rain or snow possible into the afternoon. The rest
of the weekend looks to be dry, with highs in the mid 30s to upper
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Weather Summary for Eastern Nebraska and Southwest Iowa
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
930 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018
Showers and a chance of thunderstorms will continue across the
region overnight into Saturday. Some of those storms could contain
some hail across portions of southern Nebraska and northern Kansas.
Meanwhile, just to the north, an area of moderate to heavy snow will
be over portions of South Dakota, southern Minnesota and northern
Iowa, where several inches of snow will be possible.
Low temperatures overnight will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Highs
on Saturday will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s.