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iowa starts now " elias: good morning iowa! i'm ???. it's x:00 a-m on wednesday, january 20th thanks for joining us! elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in
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saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: let's get into the top five this elias: let's get into the
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morning.... elias: as iowa lawmakers continue to work on school funding, democrats release a survey showing what impacts stagnant funding could have on schools in the state. in the report, most school administrators believe underfunding will lead to larger class sizes, the delay of classroom materials, and unfilled positions. the funding debate lead to an extended session last year, with a last minute deal to provide a one and a quarter percent increase for the current school year. elias: in the number two spot this morning... elias: a tuesday fire leaves a family in pleasantville without a home. firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the house on west jones street. no injuries were reported, but three family pets were killed. the community has stepped forward to help the family. the cause is still under investigation.... elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: the mayor of
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washington, working to get more funding to fix the city's water crisis. meanwhile, more lawsuits have been filed against the state's governor and health officials. in his state of the state address last night, governor rick snyder apologized and vowed to fix the water problem. elias: number four... elias: tragedy on the campaign trail... a van of campaign volunteers for presidential candidate ben carson crashed in iowa, leading to the death of braden joplin. the presidential hopeful suspended his campaign, and flew to the hospital to be with joplin's family during their time of grief. sabrina: elias: and finally in the top five... elias: more big news from the 20-16 campaign trail....former alaska governor and 2008 republican vice presidential candidate sarah palin threw her support behind donald trump. palin voiced her support for trump during his campaign stop in ames. she plans to join him at a rally today in tulsa,
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elias: the emerald ash borer has been discovered in a des moines neighborhood... elias: the invasive insect has now been found in a residential area on the western edge of the city. the discovery was made south of urbandale avenue, making it the first sighting within city limits. 29 counties across the state have reported infestations of the insect. state agricultural and environmental groups have been working to educate people on how to identify the insect and about treatment options. elias: four midwest cities will be teaming up for a new collaboration.... des moines joins kansas city, omaha and st. louis in the creation of the heartland civic collaboration, something city leaders say has been in the works for years. "as we stand in the partnerships new conference center we are reminded of the bright future in front of all of us. we are more commited than
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central iowa's role in the national and global community. " elias: the partnership will focus on things like federal advocacy and transportation issues, as well as business growth opportunities. elias: new this morning...the iowa department of public health has some big news to share. elias: the governor and officials with i-d-p-h will make a major announcement at the state capitol this afternoon. they will share details of a new health-related grant that will help toward saving the lives of iowans. the announcement will be at one p-m in the state capitol rotunda. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few
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friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: for some students, a trip to the dentist's elias: for some students, a trip to the dentist's office will also mean another trip to school. scavo high school held a "floss cutting" ceremony in the spirit of being iowa's very first school-based dental clinic. scavo is already the site of a medical clinic, community food pantry, and a daycare facility, and is growing to be a full-service school. the new dental clinic was paid for with a 250- thousand dollar grant from delta dental of iowa. "this is amazing having it be the first time anyone has tried this in the state of iowa
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trying to eleminate barriers that our students and our families have across the state of iowa " elias: the on-site clinic will offer students preventative and restorative treatments, including exams, screenings, and cleanings. elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but still have lots more good morning iowa ahead... coming up, as world leaders and business elite gather for a major forum....the host city has more than just convention space to offer. convention space to offer. elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement locations.... one at the ...15- hundred block of northeast 66th avenue in des moines and a second at northwest 142nd city. so take care on the roads today... elias: let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions]
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iowa continues after this! "your wathcing good
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: heavy rains causing commute problems in california...in this case a rockslide shut down a ten mile stretch of highway.
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spent tuesday clearing the rocks, boulders, and debris. they plan to bring in geologists today to make sure the hillside is secure enough to resume travel in the area. sabrina: elias: (anchor toss to wx) sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next
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snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: the annual world economic elias: elias: the annual world economic forum begins in davos, switzerland today. with guests such as bill gates, joe biden, and leonardo dicaprio attending....the locals plan to showcase the traditions that make their country unique. richard quest found out that one in particular....isn't as easy as it looks. --reporter pkg-as follows-- yodeling the music of the mountain. (nats) the true sound of music (nats) well there's more to yodeling. here in davos, the
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yodeler): "we have some new yodelers that just started last year maybe and some that have been together more than 30 years." yodeling is an integral part of alpine tradition, passed down through the generations. (stefan schmid, yodeler): "way back in the past when there was no mobile phones i think the communication from the farmers being up in the alps down to the valley was like by the voice, how they were singing to their wives or to their families down there they could tell, well he's ok." (nats) to get that authentic yodeling sound you need sharp changes in pitch. and if that sounds simple let a amateur have a go. the difficulty with yodeling, you can't
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that top note you jump right to it. these are local farmers business people, even a baker... yodeling is in their blood. once a year the world leaders pretend they own davos. but these are the real people of the mountain.
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(reax) elias: time for another elias: time for another short break....when we return.. a look at another musical tradition...this one started and continued by one faithful father.
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co itoelng hr d lko . nd tayforecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll
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30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. sam toss back. elias: in take a look at this
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elias: in take a look at this today...public servant by day... hockey dad at night. ikkers has come to be known simply as "the trumpet guy." he plays his trumpet at minor-level hockey games played by his on game father of three can be found at rink with his playing the same since he was a teenager. during the game, his music selection usually coincides with whats on the
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penalties...or some of the popular star wars themes for good plays. all: (reax) elias: well time now for another short break... but when we come back... it will be a day dedicated to a popular food item....and sure to have
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...but first here's what happened last night on jimmy kimmel live.
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: on your money
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elias: you probably know about toll-free phone calls. now verizon is using the concept for data. verizon announced a new "freebee data" service...allowin g third-party companies to pick up the tab for your data usage when you download content from their apps, websites and services. verizon believes the service gives companies a powerful way to market to mobile devices... while saving customer's data charges. they plan to begin the service next week. elias: and while you may enjoy ketchup with your fries....mcdonald' s is turning the side item into a dessert. mcdonald's japan announced it was adding the "mc-choco potato" to its menu. the french fries are drizzled with milk chocolate and white chocolate sauce. the fast food giant says the combination creates what it calls "a wonderfully salty and sweet harmonious taste." no word on if it will join the american menu.
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and speaking of food....today is national cheese lover's day.. americans are definitely fans of the sometimes salty, sometimes smooth treat. the average american consumes more than 30 pounds of cheese each year. if you find yourself not getting enough of the dairy item...their may be a good reason. a recent study found that cheese contains a chemical found in hard drugs...that triggers a part in hard drugs...that triggers a part of the brain producing a feeling of euphoria. elias: that's a look at your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central your money this morning... coming up after the break... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first... time for a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at euclid... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this. "you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we
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"you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " "(fmr gov. sarah palin/(r) alaska) things are going to change under president trump. " elias: a blast from presidential campaigns past returns to the hawkeye state....throwing her support behind donald trump. elias: thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely
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today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: our top elias: our top story...as iowa lawmakers work on school funding, democrats release a study in their push for more money... elias: as lawmakers try to find an agreement on
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democrats release a survey showing what impacts stagnant funding could have on schools in the state. in the report, school administrators were asked about what they see will happen if school districts are underfunded... 84-percent said another year would lead to increased class sizes... with 77-percent saying it means a delay in purchasing books and classroom materials. and 71-percent said it would mean leaving school positions unfilled. the funding debate lead to an extended session last year, with a last minute deal to provide a one and a quarter percent increase for the current school year. elias: a tragic accident in western iowa leads to a presidential candidate temporarily suspending his campaining...with just 12 days until the iowa caucuses. elias: a van of carson campaign volunteers crashed tuesday morning in cass county....after the vehicle hit a patch of ice, crashed into a pick up truck and rolled off the
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braden joplin, pictured here with carson, was transported to a hospital in omaha, nebraska for treatment. he later died from his injuries. carson, who was in south carolina, halted his campaigning to fly to nebraska and be with joplin's family. " (ben carson, r- presidential candidate) "i saw video of him last night, making yard signs. he was so energetic. it's just amazing what he was doing. and our hearts go out to his family and to all the families involved, including the family in the pickup night, making yard signs. he was so energetic. it's just amazing what he was doing. and our hearts go out to his family and to all the families involved, including the family in the pickup truck. you know, life is so fleeting, and we have to make the most of every bit of it that we can." elias: joplin started elias: joplin started volunteering in iowa for ben carson this month. he was a texas tech student. elias: some of the presidential candidates were in iowa for the renewable fuels summit...but its the words of
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branstad that drew the most attention. as governor, branstad has historically chosen not to endorse a candidate ahead of the iowa caucuses. but tuesday-- he deviated from diplomatic... and said something quite specific about presidential quite specific about presidential candidate ted cruz. quote: "i think it would be a big mistake for iowa to support him." elias: of course, the statement didn't sit well with iowa republican congressman steve king....who has already endorsed ted cruz.. he blamed the governor's statement on branstad's son. " " representative king is also a special guest on "this week in
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iowa," our weekly political show. look for more on his endorsement of cruz and how he felt about the state of the union address sunday at 9 a-m here on local five. elias: republican frontrunner donald trump had a special guest join him at a rally in ames tuesday... former alaska governor and 2008 republican vice presidential candidate sarah palin threw her support behindtrump. palin voiced her backing of trump during his campaign stop in ames....with the endorsement also getting the approval of trump supporters. " palin 2:27-2:37 trump, what he's been able to do which is really ticking people off which i'm glad about, he's going rogue left and right, man. that's why he's doing so well. (bill brown) i think it'll help. she's got a lot of popularity so i think it'll get him a few more votes. but i think he doesn't need any help. he's doing good enough on his own. (roy bradbury) i think that's the best thing that could happen. unbelievable. terrific.
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palin will join trump on the campaign trail today....taking part in a rally in tulsa, oklahoma later this morning. elias: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall sam: (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the
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be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: a home in pleasantville is a total loss after a fire broke out tuesday morning. fire crews responded to the home on west jones street and found smoke coming from the roof....
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no one was inside at the time, but the family pets.. two dogs and a cat were killed. the family who live there have two young children and a baby on the way... the community has already stepped forward to help, and firefighters say thats just what their small town does. the last time we had a fire here in town with kids in the school system the same thing kinda happened and it really is nice, its one last thing you have to worry about elias: the cause of this fire is still under investigation.... for information about that community fundraising drive to help them, visit our website we are iowa dot com. elias: over in fort dodge....damage from monday's fire has been estimated at more than a million dollars. that includes damages to a community favorite- the bat cave. a decade old baseball praciting unit. much of the equipment and building has heavy smoke and water damage. but some things including trophies and memorabilia were spared.
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will ever reopen. " "there's a lot of work to be rebuild the bat cave, its going to take time and effort , but to get kids out of the cold and get swings, we'll find some place" " elias: a few people have offered a temporary home for the bat cave. unfortunately, alot of the equipment was not covered by insurance. elias: at ((time check)), we'll take a short break here on good morning iowa... short break here on good morning iowa... coming up...how presidential campaign volunteers seem to come in all ages these days. elias: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... the first on the 52-hundred block of urbandale...facin g eastbound.. 52-hundred block of urbandale...facin g eastbound.. a second at the seven-hundred block of m-l- k....southbound. and the third at the five- thousand block of the five- thousand block of grand...westbou nd. so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at
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at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning iowa continues
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." elias: the cold winter weather across the country has certainly created quite a few sights...some even befitting a disney movie... take for disney movie... take for instance this fountain in north
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temperatures have left icicles around the water sculpture. the frozen display has become a popular sight for downtown travelers there. sabrina: anchor toss to wx sabrina: anchor toss to wx sam: adlib toss. sam: weather adlib: we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain careful driving on the side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s.
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likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: with just 12 days that we keep temps fairly close to average. elias: average. elias: with just 12 days elias: with just 12 days to go until the iowa caucus...a special supporter is doing his best to help his candidate of
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ahmed introduces us to a clinton fan who's size just might surprise you " "nats volunteers at the hillary clinton campaign are hard at " "nats volunteers at the hillary clinton campaign are hard at work... it's crunch time before the caucuses. nats they're calling voters... nats trying to get them to commit to supporting their candidate february first. 2:29:19 "the volunteers are the most impotant part, theyre the ones talking to their neighbors, organizing and taking ownership of their precints." among the chatter... nats you'll hear one voice that's not like the others. nats george reynal is only eleven years old. 2:46:16 "honestly i have no idea how many hours ive spent doing this." that's because it's a lot. 00:00:00 i had a bit of an idea i knew what a caucus was but i didnt know how it worked. now that im doing it, it's really interesting. george diligently works through his list of calls to make... nats.. not allowing himself to get discouraged. nats
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answer... nats or when they just hang up. nats that's because he says he believes in her record. 3:29:11 "i think shes the onlly candidate with the experience that our president in this modern day of really just tension between nations needs, as secretary of state and even as the first lady." and her vision for america. 3:53:21 "shes a fighter, she fights not for the americans of today but the americans of tomorrow." he's not the only middle schooler who spends their free time here. 01:56:06 "just really shows just how strong our grass roots organization is." but he says not enough kids are doing it. 5:00:00 "even if they dont support hillary, just get invovled with any candidate is a great opportunity." elias: george became a hillary supporter independent of his parents views.. when he decided to support her, his parents hadn't even decided who they're
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elias: we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with america's money. america's money airline profits- lower gas prices pushed delta into record profits last year. good morning. topping "america's money" -- profits are soaring for the airlines. >> falling fuel costs contributed to delta to making over $4 billion in profits last year. other airlines are seeing similar wind falls. >> they're pouring the big profits into new planes and the terminals. the specificy fees will stick around. more than who% of americans didn't take any vacation days last year. >> not as many workers are receiving paid vacation time. love french fries and chocolate. >> so, why not combine the two? that's what mcdonald's figured. two types of chocolate sauces. dark and white.
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soup and sandwich and clean and real, and feeling good, sort of. and 500 calories or less. the clean pairings menu.
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food as it should be."now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green we had right about an inch and a half of snow in the metro but that was still enough to make the roads very slick and dangerous. ice melt and brine have made the main roads much easier to traverse but remain
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side streets where things will still likely be slick. conditions today are going to be overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a gentle southerly wind. overnight tonight we're going to fall cold again with lows in the mid teens. thursday will be very overcast with highs in the mid 20s and a few flurries that night. friday is going to be a mostly cloudy day with highs a bit cooler in the mid to low 20s. saturday is going to be back towards 30 degrees and we'll likely climb to the mid 30s by sunday! next monday we have a small snow chance but after that we keep temps fairly close to average. sam toss back.
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some planetary snapshots in your social feed. elias: starting this morning skywatchers will get a special treat -- they'll be able to see five planets together in the sky just before dawn. mercury, venus, saturn, mars and jupiter will all be visible for about 45 minutes before sunrise. experts say it's the first time in more than ten years that all five of them have appeared together in the pre-dawn sky. the show will last through february 20-th. all: (reax) elias: time for another short break here on good
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a quick look outside as you get ready to start your day....when we return, a look at the top stories in our morning refresh. elias: : do you have a story for us...or a comment you want to share? well be sure to contact us. you can email us or call our newsroom... we're also on facebook.... "we are iowa local 5 news" and twitter "we are iowa 5 news" if you see news break... let us know. we are iowa and we want to cover the stories that are
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"you're watching good morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias: welcome back everyone....as we wrap up our first hour, we recap your headlines...in the morning refresh... elias: iowa democrats release a report they hope will help in their push to increase school funding. elias: and a fire in pleasantville leaves a family without a home...as their community steps up to help. elias: plus, a former candidate for vice president returns to iowa to throw her support behind donald trump. elias: time now for another short break... but when we come back... the emerald ash borer makes an appearance in des moines, leading to more concern over how to treat ash trees. plus sam's in with a look at your morning forecast! another full hour of good morning iowa... is right after this.
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