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Thursday, March 1 Morning Forecast Discussion

Thursday, March 1 Morning Forecast Discussion

Temperatures should hover around the upper 50's and the low 60's depending on where the cloud deck is. That being said, regardless of any severe weather threat, winds will be gusty all day long, exceeding 35 miles per hour at times. Temperatures have also cooled down a few degrees after a cold front recently passed over us.

Friday and Saturday will be the weather we have all been waiting for! All eyes are on the line of storms now located along the I-20 corridor. "New rainfall amounts will range from 0.50-1.50" so area waterways will need to be monitored closely given last week's rainfall and many of them already running higher than normal.

It will be windy on Friday, but it will be cooler across the Midlands.

Scattered showers will be with us for much of Monday morning before drying out late this afternoon. Morning showers gave way to a mix of sunshine and clouds during the afternoon. The coverage of rain looks to pick up Monday night through Tuesday. The rest of the area could see some additional showers until the front moves through late Wednesday night.

As we end next week, there will be another cold front that will bring some rain for Thursday, Friday and possibly Saturday. Thursday presents the best opportunity for widespread rain this week. Highs should be in the lower 60s. Temperatures will also continue to warm up.


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March 01, 2018
Czech's Ester Ledecka wins snowboarding parallel giant slalom gold, makes history
Vonn would like to be a multisport athlete , but her forays into tennis, figure skating, soccer and gymnastics were short-lived. She did the same after winning gold in the parallel giant slalom. "Don't tell my coaches ", she reportedly said.

February 26, 2018
Xi Jinping could end up being 'President for life' in China
Officially there is no limit on his tenure as the party and military chief, although a maximum 10-year term is the norm. At some point, Xi could be given a party position that also enables him to stay on as long as he likes.

February 25, 2018
Allu Arjun and son Ayaan re-create Priya Prakash Varrier's finger gun act
Actor Allu Arjun and Allu Ayaan recreate Priya Prakash Varrier's bullet kiss Scene and it is adorable. Now stepping ahead, he managed to reprise the magic of the song along with his son Allu Ayaan .

February 23, 2018
Cech expects Ospina to start for Arsenal in EFL Cup final
Arsenal were long-gone in the competition, as they suffered a disappointing exit in their first match of the competition. By the way, I would advise snapping up that Atletico price now, because I can see them winning the tournament.

February 21, 2018
How Amazon Prime Users Can Get a 5% Discount at Whole Foods
Making the integration two ways, Amazon devices such as Echo and Fire TV started appearing on the shelves of Whole Food stores. It seems one group who aren't pleased about Amazon's takeover is the Whole Food employees themselves.

February 21, 2018
Crude oil extends gains in almost two weeks on Asian equity recovery
A stronger dollar on Tuesday saw most commodity prices - which are denominated in the United States currency - fall. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, a gauge of the currency against 10 major peers, fell 1.3% last week.

February 21, 2018
Jackson Memorial Middle School in lockdown after student fires gun
Jackson Local Schools explained why they planned to reopen Wednesday: "Our goal is to maintain the normalcy of the school day". JMMS Superintendent Chris DiLoreto said he notified all parents of the incident as soon as it happened via notifications.

February 20, 2018
National Weather Service reminds residents of impacts of freezing rain
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms: Isolated storms may produce up to 1 inch hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour . This will lead to freezing rain and drizzle across the southern and central sections, including the Des Moines Metro.

February 20, 2018
South Korea to announce plan for joint military exercises before April
During those talks North Korea agreed to send its athletes to the Games, along with a cheering squad and orchestra. At the same time, the document does not mention the larger Foal Eagle field exercises.

February 20, 2018
Real Madrid: Asensio pushing for place in Zidane's team at PSG
That time, Marcelo was able to carry on (and went on to score Madrid's third goal ), but luck wasn't on his side today . Betis then took the lead before half-time thanks to Aissa Mandi's strike and a Nacho Fernandez own-goal.