A snow storm is slowing making its way to the state just in time to possibly disrupt Iowans’ holiday travel plans. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogill says the snow will be fairly “gentle,” but it’ll keep falling for several hours.
“Right now, it looks like the duration is going to 18 to 24 hours in some locations,” Cogill said. “The snow will begin tonight and continue for much of the day on Friday, before ending from west to east Friday evening.”
A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for the entire state. Cogill says most of the state should receive three to six inches of snow, with heavier amounts – possibly up to 8 inches – extending from near Fort Dodge through Grinnell and Iowa City. Algona, Mason City, Waterloo, Marshalltown and Davenport are also in line for the most snow.
The good news, Cogill says, is the snow won’t be accompanied by strong winds. “So, we’re not going to see the blowing and drifting problems that we’ve seen with a few other storms this year,” Cogill said. The rest of the holiday weekend should be dry, but cold, with highs in the teens.