Forecasters say Iowans who didn’t get a winter wallop on Sunday will likely get one today, tomorrow or Wednesday, and some of us will get several helpings of snow by mid-week. Rich Kinney, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says the flakes started falling Sunday morning in southern and central Iowa and the large winter storm system has since moved northward.
Kinney says most of the rain, freezing rain and snow is in northern Iowa now, north of Highway 30, and it’s creating slick road conditions. A Winter Weather Advisory is up for that region through 4 o’clock this afternoon. Sunday’s storm dropped less than a half-foot of snow on much of southeast Iowa, though Kinney says some areas got much more.
While he says most locations southeast of Des Moines saw between three and six inches of snow, but parts of Mahaska and Marion counties got hit with a 15-mile wide band of up to a foot of snow. Pella reported 12-inches of snowfall Sunday. Kinney says some of those same folks will likely see more snow in another day or so.
A Winter Storm Watch is out for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning that covers the southeast half of Iowa. He says that storm could bring the region another six inches of snow, perhaps more. At last check, all 99 Iowa counties were under some sort of advisory, watch or warning. For more details on the forecast, visit National Weather Service’s website .