Iowa surpassed a state record set in the 1961-62 winter season today. The state has now had 55 consecutive days with at least four inches of snow cover. A little more snow has been falling across the state today, but National Weather Service Meteorologist Rod Donavan says it shouldn’t disrupt any travel plans.
“The good news is some of the snow is starting to wind down, so it should continue to lighten up a little bit and road conditions should remain fairly good compared to past events,” Donavan said. Parts of northern Iowa could end up with two or three inches of new snow by early tomorrow morning. Donavan says the freezing rain that was forecast this afternoon for sections of central and southern Iowa didn’t materialize, but it could arrive tonight.
“We still have that potential for some freezing drizzle yet this evening and we could still see some minor ice accumulation with this snow that’s currently falling,” Donavan said. Forecasters are keeping a close eye on another system that could produce travel hazards later this week.
Donavan says snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, is expected across the state Thursday night into Friday. High temperatures this week should range between the mid 20s and mid 30s.
See the latest road conditions here: www.511ia.org