Parts of the state are already seeing some slick road conditions and forecasters says more winter weather is on the way. Frank Boksa of the National Weather Service says you should be prepared for some snow. Boksa says the snow will start in earnest this evening and become heavier overnight before tapering off by midday Tuesday. He says the biggest thing to worry about is blowing and drifting snow.
Boksa says you will probably need your shovel by Tuesday morning. Boksa says bases on the track of the snow, they expect six to seven inches across southeast Iowa, with four to six inches across the northwest half. So most areas will see five to seven inches of snow. Boksa says the wind is going to be a major concern. He says they’re anticipating as 20 to 30 mile-an-hour wind, which will reduce visibility and create drifting and make roadways slick. Boksa says, "It won’t be a pretty situation."
Boksa says it will be a little warmer for awhile, as temperatures will be in the 20’s, but will drop back into the single digits by midweek. A snow and blowing snow advisory is in effect for this evening.