Iowa’s brief encounter with spring-like weather Sunday came to an abrupt end. National Weather Service Meteorologist Frank Boksa says temperatures reached 60 across much of the state by early afternoon, melting loads of snow.
"Then by four o’clock the cold front started pushing through and temperatures dropped by 15 degrees or so," Boksa said. If there’s a silver lining to the latest winter storm, it should ease flooding concerns. Boksa says temperatures will stay below the freezing point most of this week.
"As long as we stay cold, the flooding issues will go away. Hopefully our next warm up won’t be quite so dramatic. If we get above freezing and go into the 30s or 40s for a few days, the melting will be slower and rivers will be able to handle it," Boksa said. Boksa says much of the state received rain, followed by two to four inches of snow last night into this morning. A couple of storm systems could bring more snow soon.
Boksa says snow is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday, with another chance of snow sometime this weekend.