Forecasters say a snowstorm is headed for northeast Iowa. Eight counties in the region are under a Winter Storm Warning that runs this afternoon through tomorrow morning, for cities including Oelwein, New Hampton, Charles City and Decorah.
Frank Boksa, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says snowfall between three and seven inches is likely for that corner of the state. The Alberta Clipper system will be dropping the heaviest snow on an area north and east of a line from Algona to Waterloo. Another 16 counties across north-central and eastern Iowa are under a Winter Storm Watch — from Mason City to Dubuque and from Cedar Rapids to Clinton.
Much of the rest of the state will see at least flurries, while southwest Iowa should avoid the white stuff. Boksa says the winter storm will leave very cold weather in its wake. He says Sunday’s high temperatures may be in the 20s across southern Iowa and only from 10 to 15-degrees in the north. Lows are expected in the single digits or just above zero this weekend with the cold spell lasting into early next week. For more on the forecast, visit weather.gov.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City