It now appears that extreme northwest Iowa will escape the winter weather that was issued for later tonight and into Tuesday. National Weather Service forecaster Miles Schumacher says that part of Iowa should be spared the heavy snow that was predicted.

Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee counties were under the watch but the watch was canceled this morning by the Weather Service. Schumacher said parts of eastern Iowa had their share of snow over the weekend.

Schumacher said Iowa will experience rain and thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday as March is going out like a lion. There is still a chance for some light snow in the northern counties tonight.