Those who hoped to see a clear sunny first day of spring, are going to be disappointed. National Weather Service forecaster Roger Vachalek says instead of getting out the sunblock — you should look for the shovel. He says the snow should begin later this afternoon in the central part of the state and into the evening hours. Vachalek says parts of Iowa could get several inches of snow.
Vachalek says the heaviest should be in the southwestern and western areas of the state, with eight to 12 inches along the border, while other areas of the state will get up to three to five inches. Vachalek says once things get started later today, it’ll continue into Tuesday. He says the snow will remain across Iowa through tomorrow morning and then taper off tomorrow, with the bulk of the snow hitting around six tonight.
Vachalek says we’ll see anything but spring-like weather. He says temperatures will be five to 10 degrees below Iowa’s normal high of 50 degrees through the rest of the week. Vachalek says some of the snow will be wetter, but he says there’s still a concern about blowing and drifting snow.