The calendar says we’re well into spring but winter is making a comeback this weekend. A Winter Storm Watch is posted for tomorrow and into Sunday for much of northern and western Iowa. Ben Moyer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says a storm system is developing over the Great Plains.
He says it’ll be pulling in colder air from the north and wrapping in a lot of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico which could end up dropping heavy snow. Strong winds are also expected which, with the blowing and drifting snow, could make driving trechererous.
Moyer said it’s still too early to estimate how much snow will come down in parts of Iowa. Forecasters say several inches of snow is possible, likely more than six inches, while some areas could see eight to 14 inches. Moyer said the nice thing about all this is that the snow should rapidly melt by the middle of next week.
As for today, he say most of Iowa should enjoy at least one more nice day of weather with highs in the 40s and 50s and plenty of sunshine.