“Here today, gone tomorrow,” is an expression you could use to describe the blanket of snow that fell on Iowa Monday. National Weather service meteorologist Mark Russell says the snow will melt away by this weekend as the temperatures rise, but he says we shouldn’t be worried about flooding.He says we don’t have any problems with soil moisture being high or rivers and lakes being high, so there’s plenty of room for the melting snow. Russell says with the frost out of the ground, the snowfall is just as good as a rain. He says the soil temperatures are above freezing across most of the state, so the water from the melted snow should just sink into the soil. Russell says it may take a day or less in some areas to melt away the snow. He says it might take a couple of days in northern Iowa, but in central Iowa the snow should be gone by late tomorrow. The weather service forecast calls for the temperatures to hit into the high 60s or low 70s by this weekend.
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