A Winter Weather Advisory is posted through this afternoon for 30 counties in western Iowa. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogill says portions of southwest and south-central Iowa can expect an additional one to three inches of snow. The snow shouldn’t cause any problems for motorists.
“Most of the snow is a little bit lighter snow. There may be a few brief periods where it goes down under a-half-mile visibility,” Cogill said. “There’s not a whole lot of wind to blow it around, so visibility shouldn’t get too low.” Most of central and eastern Iowa can expect occasional flurries this afternoon, but little in the way of additional accumulation. More light snow and flurries are forecast through the weekend, while a bigger storm is brewing next week.
“We are looking at another system dropping down from Canada into early next week which could bring several inches of snow across the state, in addition to stronger winds by Tuesday and Wednesday along with much colder air,” Cogill said. High temperatures through the weekend will range from 20 to 32 degrees. By next Tuesday, highs across the state are expected in the teens.