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5 news midday. .we are iowa's most accurate weather team and we start with your forecast first." james: there is a dense fog advisory currently in effect for portions of central iowa until 9:00 am. the fog will stay with us until the early part of the morning part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern iowa with northern iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold! sabrina: also coming up on local five news midday.... funding woes always exist for public school districts and in a rural state like iowa, many districts get the short end of the stick when it comes to student transportation. local 5's jacob
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sabrina: authorities dig deeper in the san bernadino shooting and into the life of the male shooter syed farook. were there warning signs and how is his family coping. coming up-- sabrina: president obama spoke about the recent terror threats in the receiving some backlash from presidential candidates. president's plan to stop the threat of isil. "local 5 news midday in hd starts now. we are iowa" sabrina and thanks for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina: new this days until the iowa's new plan...iowa lawmakers will discuss the program at the state capitol today. sabrina: the new program puts the state's providers, a move that has debated and concerns... the biggest being the time the transition. later this morning the
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joint health meet to discuss and receive some public input. the committee is made up of state and senators tasked with making recommendation s for improvements to iowa's medicaid managed care. an update on the implementation and status of the rollout will be delivered by the department of human services and the managed care organizations. the new program is set to take effect on january first. sabrina: hearing also getting underway this at the boone county fairgrounds... the iowa utilities board will continue its evidentiary public hearing on the proposed bakken pipeline. this is the final scheduled day for the for the hearings...once completed their is no set timeline board will make whether or not project. the hearing is scheduled to begin at eight thirty monday morning...and can be live streamed through the iowa utilities board web site...
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another chance to comment publicly before the iowa department of natural resources about the pipeline. the d-n-r also must approve a permit for the pipeline to cross publicly- owned land and water under its jurisdiction that meeting is next week. sabrina: des moines police have released the names in saturday's deadly home invasion. sabrina: during the early morning hours saturday, police say someone tried to break into a home on east 14th street... police say 31 year old travis alan williams of earlham died..after an altercation occured inside the home at 20-20 east 14th street. residents inside the home told police that they did not know williams and he had broken into their home.... police identified 19-year old ali cano and 18- year old whitney campbell of des moines as the residents inside at the time. they told police an altercation then took place between the three... killing williams... police say the teenage girls did not walk away from the
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sgt. joseph frentress, des moines police department: "not officially the homeowner, but some people that were living there, they did go to the hospital with the injuries they received from fighting with this individual." sabrina: an autopsy will be conducted in the coming days to determine the cause of the williams's death after police conclude their investigation , it will be presented to the county attorney for review. this is the city's 20th homicide this year. sabrina: investigators are looking into what caused a fire on the iowa state campus sunday. ames firefighters were called to the isu state gym where flames and smoke could be seen coming from the facility's sauna. fire crews were able to put out the flames with fire extinguishers and completely removed the sauna from the building. crews were on scene for an extended period of time ventilating the building due to its size. no one was injured and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. sabrina meteorologist james peterson schrier joins us again with a look at your forecast. james: weather adlib: there is a dense fog advisory currently in
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central iowa until 9:00 am. the fog will stay with us until the early part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern iowa with northern iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold! sabrina: gone, but the
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is still alive in downtown des moines. the science center of iowa's jingle bell rock n' run took place sunday. around 150 people dressed up in festive costumes across the streets of downtown for the 5-k. the money raised in today's run goes towards education programs hosted by the science center. "so there are all kinds of great costumes. we have aew s ftas, a few elves. we also have a christmas tree and we have an angel. lots of cool costumes. it's fun to see peoples creativity." sabrina: everyone who participated also got to enjoy a hot breakfast and a live concert. sabrina: local 5 news has a way for you to help right here at home this holiday season. by helping us can hunger. on friday, december 11th.. come to the fareway store on 86th and meredith from 8 am until close at 9pm. we'll be collecting all food donations. they will go directly to the food bank of iowa to help our
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iowa for christmas and well into 2016. we are iowa and we give back to the community. sabrina: some changes for downtown foot traffic beginning today in des moines... sabrina: the construction of the new 330-room convention center hotel will require some detours on the skywalks... the closing of a portiong of the downtown des moines skywalk will go into effect today. the section between watson powell junior way and the convention center will be closed due to the construction of the new hotel. signage will be placed to show the new routes for foot traffic wanting to acces the arena and convention center. sabrina: coming up on local 5 news midday... former president jimmy carter has announced that he is cancer free, after only very recently announcing that his cancer had spread to his brain. sabrina: and... after a stellar season in the big ten, the iowa hawkeyes took home a loss against the michigan state spartans
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hawkeyes' future. sabrina: next.... local 5' jacob peklo takes us inside the struggles of public school districts in iowa as the state legislature rolls out new plans for funding and transportation.
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"your watching local 5 news midday in hd with sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast. this is local 5 midday. we are iowa" sabrina for years, it's been a topic of conversation across the country...fundin g, or a lack thereof for public schools. the state legislature now has a pair of proposals to look over, which could help districts with some of their funding woes. local five's jacob peklo has plan. dr. kevin fiene,
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i've seen is having to do more with less, bottom line." the iowa association of school boards is working on a five-year plan that would eventually restock the funds for transportation across its school districts. galen howsare, deputy executive director for iasb: "it only seems fair to iowans that they should have fairness in their funding and then hold people accountable for the results." the proposal is mostly geared toward the rural schools. natural sound of dr. fiene speaking: "to bevington." interstate 35 is one of those, with its student population spread out across several cities. dr. kevin fiene, interstate 35 superintendent: "sometimes people talk about consolidation, and where that really goes off the rails is geographically, we're large enough as it is." jacob peklo, reporting/trurur "about 900 students are enrolled in interstate 35's district. about 75 percent of them take the bus every day. some students live up to 20 miles away from school, so that can mean riding the bus for about an hour every day, sometimes twice a day." dr. kevin fiene, interstate 35 superintendent: "every dollar that we spend on transportation is a dollar that we can't
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teaching and learning environment." at interstate, it costs these kids more than $660 per year, just for transportation...a number that could be even higher if fewer kids drove themselves. fiene says putting that money back in the general fund could be a big boost to learning in each classroom. dr. kevin fiene, interstate 35 superintendent: "we could look to do 3 or 4 more positions, offer more programs. there's just things that we could. it just bothers me that we spend so much on transportation." and as the district works on updating its equipment, and preparing its students for the future, fiene says the hope is they'll have more money to compete. dr. kevin fiene, interstate 35 superintendent: "it's good for kids to raise the bar, and get them college- and career- ready." sabrina there's a second funding proposal from the board that would add about $175 dollars per student in each district. the schools we spoke with say the transportation issue is far more pressing. sabrina: trending now...a police department gets an applicant from a galaxy far far away.... " well i appreciate your interest in wanting to be a fort worth police
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you're qualified? as you can see on my resume, i ruled over the imperial force for some time. and had great success in ruling the galaxies..." sabrina: texas police turn to the force to try and recruit new officers... the lighthearted video is meant to serve as a recruitment tool for the fort worth police department, and people who facebook. up hundreds of likes and shares... and f-y-i, vader doesn't get the job... sabrina james is back james: there is a dense fog advisory currently in central iowa until 9:00 am. the fog will stay with us until the early part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern
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iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out
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"now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist james peterson. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts " james: weather adlib: there is a dense fog advisory currently in effect for portions of central iowa until 9:00
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part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures central and southern iowa getting into the 40s. to be mainly dry with sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern weekend, bringing us back to average, as closer to the 30s we december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold! james: sabrina: sabrina:
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sabrina: sabrina: out over the united kingdom over the floods and lots homes and businesses. ares is cumbria england...where towns had and partially submerged homes and shops. be rescued and night in a local pub that served as a temporary shelter. sabrina midday... dixie longate from des
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is on to talk to us about her new comedy show premiering here in des moines tomorrow night.
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dixie longate one of central iowa's most beloved temple theater performers, dixie longate, is returning to des moines with a new show at her favorite honkytonk. dixie's never wear a tube top while riding a mechanical bull and 16 other things i learned while i was drinking last thursday will be at the temple theater from tuesday, dec. 8, 2015 to sunday, jan.3, 2016. dixie's never wear a tube top while riding a mechanical bull and 16 other things i learned while i was drinking last thursday is the first production in des moines performing
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for her phenomenal success and hilarious antics in her wildly popular show, dixie's tupperware party. in dixie's never wear a tube top while riding a other things i learned last thursday, ms. audiences on their feet with non-stop shares lessons learned after a hard night of drinking at honkytonk. ms. longate first performed at the temple theater in 2008 when she launched the national tour of dixie's tupperware party. she came back to the temple theater with successful return engagements in 2010 and 2013. ms. longate opened dixie's never wear a tube top while riding a mechanical bull and 16 other things i learned while i was drinking last thursday at the denver center for performing arts' garner galleria theatre in 2014. performance/ticket
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tuesday, dec. 8, 2015 through sunday, january 3, 2016. times vary. tickets, which start at $36, are on sale at the civic center ticket office, all ticketmaster locations, charge-by- phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at desmoinesperforminga
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" you're watching local 5 news midday in hd. we are iowa" : sabrina: in your national headlines-- sabrina: victims of the terror attack were remembered at special sunday services around san bernadino. this morning, about the attack, from the abc's cecilia vega has the latest. " nats we have several down in a conference room. several down. this morning?new details from inside
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(gfx virtual view) one witness telling abc news, the room was a large space? packed with tables...a movie screen and a podium on one side for presentations - a christmas tree on the other? syed farook and tashfeen malik? wearing tactical gear and carrying extra ammo? burst in through this door at the center of the conference room - opening fire?.blowing out windows and striking many of the people at this table -- the very table farook had been sitting at earlier, playing trivia games with his coworkers. he left his jacket behind - saying he'd be right back. the only other escape end of the room? nats ambulance sirens they unloaded at least 65 rounds. people...taking cover anywhere they could. at least one survivor jumping through the amanda gaspard...hid under a table...closed her eyes and didn't one of the shooters shannon johnson was to his friend denise peraza. grfx denise writing?they huddled next to each other...using a chair as
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shannon...didn't make it grfx denise saying "i will always remember his left arm wrapped around me, holding me as close as possible next to him behind that chair. and amidst all the chaos, i'll always remember him saying these three words, 'i got you.'" those who knew farook say they noticed changes about a year ago. from this former difference was his cecilia: it was physical? rose: he was more withdrawn, he started growing a beard, he started wearing his white thing, the long draped outfit...whatever it is. to his sister and brother in law? sk: i think after he got married he...kind of kept to himself more. but they say there were never any warning signs?. cecilia: do you feel like you didn't know your brother? sk: no, this time i feel like he had a double life. i feel like he was very good at concealing everything from all of us." concealing everything from all of us." sabrina: today marks 74- years since the japanese attack on pearl harbor...an event that brought the united states into world war two. " december 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy"
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those are the words used by president franklin roosevelt to describe the day when japan's navy and air force launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor, hawaii. their target: the united states navy's pacific fleet. more than 24- hundred americans were killed. half the u-s fleet was lost, and all eight battleships were damaged or destroyed. congress immediately declared war on japan -- and nazi declared war on states. sabrina: pearl harbor branstad has ordered flags on state and lowered to half staff across iowa. businesses, schools, and homeowners are also encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff as a sign of respect. sabrina: in sports news-- season for the hawkeyes, and they still have to play...
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had their undefeated an end saturday fourth quarter touchdown michigan state. rankings put iowa at fifth, while moving michigan state to number three football and while they big ten championship roses....and the rose bowl. take on stanford day in pasadena, california. sabrina: lots of excitiment for senator join ernst attempted to be a part of it... saturday night she tweeted out "congratulation s on the win" ..... course... is the hawkeye loss... about ten she deleted her tweet and sent quote "sorry for staff error. hawkeye great season. effort tonight." end quote... you just never going to happen on social media... all: (reax) sabrina:
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midday... see how presidential candidates are reacting to president obama's plans to stop the threat of isil and prevent future terror attacks on u.s. soil. sabrina: we'll take a look back at that speech, and see what president obama thinks would be the best course of action, coming up
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" you're watching hd. we are iowa" sabrina and thanks for local 5 news midday...i'm sabrina ahmed. sabrina: : our top story today-- sabrina: now to president obama -- in only the third oval office address of his presidency -- he called the massacre a for the first
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vowing to win the war against isil and warning against turning that conflict into a war against muslims here at home and world -- has more on the president's strategy "obama: we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home. but it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization addressing the nation from the oval office, the president defended his administration's the u.s. homeland, and isis abroad. obama: here's what i want you to know. the threat from terrorism overcome it. we will destroy isil and any other organization that tries to harm us. the president called for a review of the visa program that one of the san bernardino attackers used to come to the u.s. and he once again called for tighter gun control obama: our
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enforcement agencies, no matter how effective they are, cannot identify every would-be mass shooter, whether that individual was motivated by isil or some other hateful ideology. what we can do and must do is make it harder for them to kill. the president also answered his critics calling for a war against radical islam. he instead labeled isis a "cult of death" that does not represent muslims. obama: we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be between america and islam. live close tk -- include following: but the president urged americannot s the united states obama: muslim- americans are our friends and our neighbors. our co- workers. our sports heroes. and, yes, they are our men and women in uniform who are willing to die in defense of our country. we have to remember that. " sabrina: and of course, president obama still urging americans to not demonize muslims in the united states, calling on all americans to remember muslim americans are our friends and neighbors.
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in other national headlines-- sabrina: a source tells c-n-n the justice plans to announce an investigation of the chicago police department. the calls for a d-o-j probe intensified after chicago police released a video showing 17- year-old laquan mcdonald was shot 16 times last year...and the resignation of the chicago police the only the justice department probe is that the attorney general would make a decision sabrina: president jimmy cancer-free. statement yesterday that m-r-i brain scan signs of the original cancer spots or any new ones. carter added that he will continue to get treatments. announcement comes four months after telling the public cancer had spread to his brain. sabrina meteorologist james peterson joins us again with a look at your forecast. james: weather adlib: there is a dense fog advisory currently in effect for portions of central iowa until 9:00 am. the fog will stay with us until the early
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once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern iowa with northern iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold! sabrina:
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headquarters now-- sabrina: terrorism is now the top issue in the race for the candidates were the president's speech on the abc's tom llamas has more. presidential clinton, echoing the u-s needs to do sot-clinton this week: winning but it's too soon to say that we we need to do." of state calling on twitter to help the government fight isis by limiting the terror network's outreach online. gfx and clinton explaining to george why she's refusing to use the when discussing the topic. sot-clinton that that sounds like we are declaring war against a religion" donald trump not mincing his words- saying we need to profile, monitor some mosques, and track muslims. sot-trump-face the people are dead. a lot right now. so, politically correct.
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problem that we have with our country. trump also saying the recent terror attacks show we need to arm more americans-and he knows what he would've done if he was in that room in san bernardino. sot-trump face the nation "i can tell you one thing if i'm in there i had a gun, we're going to knock them out. one way or the other" senator ted cruz surging in iowa may be trying to out trump- trump. out with this ad full of tough talk. sot-ted cruz ad "and every islamic extremist will know, if you wage jihad against us, you're signing your death warrant."" sabrina: des moines police have released the names in saturday's deadly home invasion. sabrina: during the early morning hours saturday, police say someone tried to break into a home on east 14th street... police say 31 year old travis alan williams of earlham died..after an altercation occured inside the home at 20-20 east 14th street. residents inside the home told police that they did not know williams and he had broken into
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police identified 19-year old ali cano and 18- year old whitney campbell of des moines as the residents inside at the time. they told police an altercation then took place between the three... killing williams... police say the teenage girls did not walk away from the incident unharmed. sgt. joseph frentress, des moines police department: "not officially the homeowner, but some people that were living there, they did go to the hospital with the injuries they received from fighting with this individual." sabrina: an autopsy will be conducted in the coming days to determine the be conducted in cause of the after police investigation , it presented to the this is the city's this year. local 5 news still to come on local 5 news midday... central iowa's forecast next.
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"now, we are iowa's forecast with meteorologist james peterson. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts " james: there is a dense fog effect for portions of central iowa until 9:00 am. the fog will stay with us until the early part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern iowa with northern iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer average in the 50s all look to be windy,
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through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold! james: sabrina:
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heavy rain in south florida created floodsthat left many motorists incapacitated
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many drivers simply left their cars as they walked home and waited for the floods to subside. some cars even had to be towed. others made the most of the situation. one man pulled out a canoe to go to the store and buy some beer. sabrina you're watching local five news midday. we'll be back after this. sabrina:
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arl the animal rescue league of iowa (arl) is nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. the arl serves people and pets from across the state of iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more. history the arl has grown dramatically since its founding in 1926 - expanding its programs that serve both people and
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number of animals the arl provides shelter year. intakes have increased from a few thousand animals a decade ago to more than 15,000 animals in proactive community outreach and spay/neuter programs, in the past few years decrease in the number of animals we care for, but our work is far from over. other areas of arl's programs designed specifically reasons animals end up in shelters, including spay/neuter, behavior training, and humane education programs. the arl's positive reinforcement training program has expanded to offer year-round classes, as well as free behavior advice for dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets. the shelter continues to spay and neuter all dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and pigs that are adopted from our shelter. in addition to the animals that come through the arl's
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serves the people of iowa through its many services. mission to promote animal welfare, strengthen the human-animal bond, and prevent the
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one last thing before we go. take a look at this! friendship... sabrina: an unlikely friendship has developed between a rare amur tiger and a goat called 'timur' at a safari park in russia. "timur" the goat was released into the enclosure as the tiger's breakfast, but instead of hunting and eating the live animal, the tiger seemed glad of the two have become very popular after living together harmoniously. "timur" seems to be the dominant character, taking the tiger's sheltered bed and leaving the cold. james: there is a dense fog advisory currently in
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with us until the early part of the morning before clearing out. once it does so, the clouds will decrease and sunshine coupled with a southerly breeze at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20+ will warm temperatures back into the 50s in central and southern iowa with northern iowa getting into the 40s. the week ahead looks to be mainly dry with the thermometer sitting well above average in the 50s all week. several days look to be windy, particularly thursday through the end of the week. the pattern looks to switch next weekend, bringing us back to average, as temperatures return closer to the 30s we would expect for december, so get out and enjoy this short break from cold!
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