After some Iowa cities saw high temperatures Wednesday in the 60s, it’s back in the deep freeze today. National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Volhollek, says much of Iowa’s northern half will be seeing rain, sleet and snow.
Volhollek says a good share of the state has temperatures just below freezing at the surface while we’re pulling in warm air aloft which will create a "messy mixture" over northern Iowa this afternoon. Much of the state’s northern half is under a Winter Weather Advisory through 6 P.M.
Volhollek says there’s some light precipitation falling in western Iowa while north-central Iowa will be seeing freezing rain and perhaps thunderstorms, "which could complicate matters." Seven counties in north central Iowa are under a Winter Storm Warning — Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Worth and Cerro Gordo. He says areas of the state that are getting rain this morning could see an unwelcome change later.
He says the rain will change to sleet or light snow this afternoon. Some parts of northern Iowa could get six inches of snow before tomorrow. Volhollek says there’s a possibility for more snow from another winter storm system tomorrow night and Saturday.