More snow’s expected in the state this weekend with the heaviest amounts forecast in an area stretching from northwest through south-central Iowa. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Lee says occasional flurries will fly today, but heavier snow will begin moving from west to east across the state tomorrow.
He says most of the snowfall will occur Saturday night into Sunday morning. North-central and eastern Iowa can expect one to three inches of snow, while portions of western and south-central Iowa could receive three to six inches.
Blowing snow could create some problems on Iowa roads on Sunday. Lee says wind gusts could hit 30 miles per hour.
“Even though the snow accumulations will be pretty moderate, once the winds kick in Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, we’ll definitely get some blowing and drifting of snow,” Lee said. “It’s a little difficult to say at this time exactly how bad that will be.” It’ll continue to be cold as well. High temperatures will remain below freezing this weekend, with overnight lows in the teens.