Iowa’s run of unseasonably warm weather has come to an end. National Weather Service Meteorologist John Hinsberger says temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s the next several days and northwest Iowa can expect a blast of winter tonight into tomorrow. The forecast for the area calls for three to five inches of snow. Six to 12 inches of snow is forecast for parts of Minnesota.
A Winter Storm Watch covers seven counties in northwest Iowa: Osceola, Dickinson, O’Brien, Clay, Cherokee, Buena Vista and Ida. “It (snow) should start late tonight and continue into tomorrow morning until about noon,” Hinsberger said. “It looks like snow could reach as far as Interstate 35, maybe around Boone.” Cold and wet conditions will cover the entire state.
“The rest of the state should see fairly decent rainfall amounts today and tomorrow and we’ll be looking at temperatures holding steady in the 30s and 40s for the next 24 hours,” Hinsberger said. Another round of snow is possible around the middle of next week for northern Iowa.