Today marks the third week of Spring, but a wintery storm system is expected to bring heavy snow to parts of the region today and into Friday, a storm system that may graze northwest Iowa. Blizzard Warnings are posted for dozens of counties as the storm system is also expected to blanket parts of Colorado, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin.
Meteorologist Kyle Sheehan from the National Weather Service says some areas could get two feet of snow before this storm’s over. Sheehan says today’s rain will change over to snow late this afternoon and into this evening, with all snow by 9 o’clock tonight.
As the storm system moves closer, he says it’ll be easier to forecast who will get hit with the heavy snow — and who might get missed. Sheehan says the heaviest snow, between ten and 14-inches, will likely fall in east and central South Dakota, while the Sioux Falls area may see 6-to-10 inches.
He says LeMars and Orange City, Iowa, may only see an inch or so, though Lyon County is under a Blizzard Warning, with up to six inches possible. Strong winds are expected to accompany the storm, making travel very hazardous due to potential white-out conditions. For more details, visit the National Weather Service website .