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Very wintry today, but spring will return!

Temperatures go from the 30s today to the 70s early next week

We have quite a bit of wintry precipitation over central Iowa today including sleet, snow and mostly freezing rain. Most of the roads are okay thanks to warmer ground temps, but elevated surfaces like decks have definitely gotten icy and could stay that way into the afternoon. The heavier precipitation has moved east of the metro, but we could still see a light scattered wintry mix into the afternoon.  

This is all because of a cold front that pushed through Iowa this morning that ushered in some much cooler air to all of western and central Iowa. Temperatures will likely stay in the 30s all day in central Iowa while wind chills fall to the 20s.

The weekend will start off cool with 20s Saturday morning and afternoon highs near 50, but Sunday will be milder with highs in the low 60s. We'll continue that warming trend into next week with highs near 70 on Monday and in the upper 70s on Tuesday! There will also be some isolated storms possible during this warm spell of weather, specifically Sunday night and Monday night.

Have a good day!

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