A Wind Chill Warning is still in effect for much of eastern and northern Iowa, with wind chills still approaching 40-below zero. Forecasters say the deep freeze should end later today.
National Weather Service meteorologist Miles Schumacher says the cold front responsible for the bone chilling weather is slowly retreating. He says the front is heading east as clouds move into western Iowa, bringing the chance of snow out west, but temperatures will rise today and will remain steady or slowly rise tonight, as things get “more back to normal.”
Schumacher says last night was the coldest night in many years for Iowans, while some cities saw record lows set this morning.
Webster City broke its record low by six degrees while Waterloo tied its all-time record low at 34-below zero. Many Iowa cities are seeing overnight lows in the teens, 20s and 30s below.