The latest winter storm is entering Iowa from the west. National Weather Service forecaster David Eastlack says the morning’s light drizzle and freezing rain is set to turn to snow. As winds turn to the northeast and to the north, he says Monday night we have the potential to get some blowing snow as winds kick up and there’s the potential for the heavier snow amounts.
Eastlack says parts of western Iowa could see freezing rain followed by four to 6 inches of snow, and strong winds through tonight. The first part of this work week is not going to be an ideal way to be traveling, Eastlack says. If you must travel, use extreme caution and allow plenty of time to get to your destination. And after the snow comes — more cold.
The meteorologist says as the winds "kick to the north," we will see temperatures falling for the rest of the week. The day began with heavy fog across much of the region, making visibility poor and frosting some roadways and bridges, making them slippery.