Iowans are starting the work week with a batch of foul weather advisories. Forecasters say one to four more inches of snow will fall today over a wide section of Iowa, primarily the western two-thirds of the state. Some areas of the state still have more than two feet of snow on the ground. Craig Cogil, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says a Wind Advisory is now posted.
Cogil says strong winds of 25 to 30 miles an hour will be felt today, with gusts up to 45 miles an hour. The wind will be blowing that new snow around and reducing visibility for motorists to less than a mile, which is why Cogil says a Winter Weather Advisory is also posted. Cogil says the week ahead promises to bring more cold air into the state.
He says it won’t warm up much from this point out, with highs only expected in the teens and 20s all week. Also this morning, 14 counties in east, central and southeast Iowa are under a Flood Warning — for cities including: Clinton, Davenport, Iowa City, Burlington and Keokuk. For details, visit the National Weather Service website.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City