Iowans who plan to do any traveling this weekend will want to check the latest weather forecast and road conditions first. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad Small says light snow, patchy freezing drizzle and fog could present problems for motorists.
“It won’t be a storm anywhere near like what we saw with the last one or even the previous one over last weekend. This will be much lighter precipitation amounts, but unfortunately even just a light amount of freezing drizzle or light freezing rain can cause travel difficulties,” Small said.
The cold temperatures will persist as well with highs in the 20s to low 30s. The chances for precipitation ramp up after Saturday morning. “Early Saturday looks good, but as we get further in the weekend – late Saturday and Sunday, even into early Monday – that’s when we’re seeing the great potential for precipitation,” Small said.
“Just keep an eye on the forecast and the road conditions before you head out. The conditions, as this precipitation develops, may be different in various parts of the state but we are expecting it to affect all portions of the state at some time or another.”
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