Iowa’s brief break from winter is about to come to an end. High temperatures today are expected in the mid 50s, before a strong cold front pushes through tomorrow. Frank Boksa is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
He says it’s going to become very windy with periods of light snow. "We’re not looking for a whole lot of snow accumulation tomorrow," Boksa says, "but you get a couple inches of snow along with a 30 to 40 mile per hour wind and you can have blizzard conditions occurring, especially in open areas." Snowfall amounts tomorrow will be in the range of one to three inches, with temperatures dropping through the day.
Boksa says it’ll be around 25 degrees in the morning and then near zero by evening. Wind chill readings could reach 15 to 25 below zero. The cold weather is expected to continue most of the week, with another chance for snow on Thursday.