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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: December is living up to its name this coming week

Winter weather looms in the forecast for the upcoming work week, with a couple different rounds of snow appearing possible.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Not a half bad day for the first half of the weekend today, but big changes are coming as we head into the first full week of the month.

Skies will become cloudy Saturday night through most of Sunday. A few sprinkles or small showers will be possible early on Sunday east of I-35. Light snow (less than 1") may clip northern Iowa Sunday night as well. Sunday's highs range from the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Winds will pick up throughout the day on Sunday, lingering into into the first half of Monday with gusts up to 35 or 40 mph possible. This will lead to single digit wind chills on Monday morning. Highs Monday will struggle to get out of the 20s despite mainly sunny skies. Highs will likely remain in the 30s and 40s all of next week.

Along with the cold, much of the state will have several shots at snow next week. The first chance will be Tuesday when light snow could fall in at least parts of the state. Totals with this round would likely be less than an inch or two. A rain/snow mix will be possible on Thursday, into Friday, but details remain a little hazy regarding that system, although it could end up being much more potent than the quick-hitter on Tuesday. 

Have a good weekend! 

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