Forecasters say this weekend may be the first one since Thanksgiving that Iowa -won’t- have a snowstorm. Ben Moyer, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says compared to the wind chills that hit 26-below-zero in parts of Iowa earlier in the week, this weekend will seem almost balmy.
Moyer says highs Saturday and Sunday should be in the 40s, which is ten to 15-degrees warmer than normal. He says to expect scattered showers to help melt the snow over the weekend, though next week, he says we may be getting another helping of flakes.
Moyer says a storm system is developing in the Pacific now that could move over Iowa, bringing rain early in the week and perhaps bringing snow, depending on how the fronts collide. For now, he says to enjoy the warmth this weekend as it’ll be Iowa’s first snowless weekend in six weeks.
He says, "We’ve been in a pattern of getting winter storms about every five to seven days, ever since Thanksgiving."