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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Ready for a Spring Fling?

Lots of 50s in the forecast as we roll into March

DES MOINES, Iowa — We had a pretty rough February here, but it seems Mother Nature is trying to make it up to us heading into the month of March.  Even Saturday will be pretty nice for us- especially in southern Iowa. 

Look for a good amount of sunshine Saturday morning with more clouds likely in northern counties.  A dynamic system will bring very mild temperatures to central and southern Iowa, but easterly winds and clouds will keep colder temperatures in the northern part of the state at the same time.

This will result in highs in the 50s for those south of I-80, while northern Iowa well not fare quite as well with highs in the low to mid 40s. This system will bring a slight chance for precipitation late into the evening and overnight, with light rain possible in parts of central Iowa and a mix of rain and snow possible near the Iowa and Minnesota border. 

We could have some lingering clouds Sunday morning with more sunshine in the afternoon, but it will be noticeably colder and windier. With NW winds of 15-25 mph, highs will be held in the upper 30s during the day. 

Monday will be sunny and also be on the cool side, but after that we are looking for much milder weather with temperatures in the 50s most of next week. I think there is even a chance for some 60s next Sunday!

Have a great weekend! 

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