While some Iowans enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures in the upper 60’s on Sunday, rain showers are just ahead with the potential for a couple inches of snow. Jeff Johnson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says a storm front is on its way to Iowa and it will likely start dumping rain later tonight.
The brunt of the precipitation appears like it will be rain, especially across southern Iowa, south of Interstate 80, Johnson says. As the cold air starts to filter in, however, the rain could change over to snow for parts of the state for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
For some, he says, it may be the first significant snowfall of the season. The best chances for snow are from an area around Carroll and Denison in western Iowa up to around Mason City in north-central Iowa. Johnson says they may get two-to-four inches of snow, but the forecast may still change. He says temperatures may be back in the 50s for highs by the weekend.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City