Parts of Iowa that were hit the hardest by Tuesday’s ice storm are now in line for more precipitation just after midnight through Saturday afternoon. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad Small says the good news is it will be in the form of snow, rather than freezing rain or sleet.
The forecast calls for one to four inches of snow for the southeast third of the state, with the most snowfall expected near the Missouri border. The state directly south of Iowa could get up to six inches of snow.
Small says Iowans traveling to the Kansas City area this weekend should definitely check the forecast and road conditions beforehand. The snowfall is not expected to cause any travel problems in Iowa, but could hide dangerous patches of ice.
"The snow is going to be a prolonged, light to moderate snow," Small says, "with not much in the way of wind, so it shouldn’t be too extreme." The ice that is already on sidewalks, driveways, and roads won’t be melting anytime soon.
Small says high temperatures on Saturday will be in the 20’s, with slightly warmer conditions Sunday, "We may approach 30 degrees in the far south and western portions of the state."