While temperatures approached 80 across parts of Iowa on Wednesday, readings in the 40s and 50s will be more common today. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kevin Skow says some Iowans even woke up to snow this morning.
“Areas of northwest Iowa did see some snow this morning, basically northwest of a line from Storm Lake,” Skow said. “Some areas are reporting about half-an-inch of snow.” That snow is not expected to move into other parts of the state, but the cold front will gradually drop temperatures statewide.
“We have temperatures still in the low 70s in southeast Iowa and in the low 30s in northwest Iowa, so we have over a 40 degree temperature range across the state,” Skow said. “That cold front will continue to push southeast, so temperatures will continue to drop off quite quickly, especially across southeast Iowa today.”
The snow and rain that have accompanied the cold front are expected to move out of the state, but the cold and windy conditions will persist overnight. Skow expects lows in the lower 20s in northwest Iowa to the mid 30s in southeast Iowa. Wind gusts could reach 35 miles per hour. Chilly, but dry conditions are expected through the weekend and into early next week.