Many Iowans awoke to snow on the ground this morning and more could be on the way over the next few days. This morning’s precipitation created some slick spots on roads, including Interstate 80 between Omaha and Des Moines. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jacob Beitlich says areas of southwest Iowa received the most snowfall.
“Bedford got around four-and-a-half inches, while Mt. Ayr and Creston got around three inches,” Beitlich said. The snow and rain should be ending by midday, but the cold conditions will hang around through the weekend and into next week. “We’re going to end the month with temperatures below the seasonal average…only into the upper 30s. We won’t see a significant warm up here in the next few days,” Beitlich said. Another chance for light snow is expected tomorrow. An even bigger blast of winter is possible early next week.
“On Tuesday, we’re watching a system…hopefully it’ll go further south where we’ll be out of the heaviest snowfall, but that’s bouncing around a little bit so the exact track is unknown,” Beitlich said.