Iowa’s brief stint with unseasonably warm weather is coming to an abrupt end. High temperatures hit the 50s in many sections of the state today, but National Weather Service Meteorologist Craig Cogill says a wintery mix of freezing rain, snow, wind and cold temperatures is on the way.
A cold front that started creeping into western Iowa this afternoon will sweep across the rest of the state tonight. “By tomorrow morning, temperatures across much of the state will be in the teens and 20s with a rather brisk northwest wind,” Cogill said.
A Winter Weather Advisory is posted for areas north and west of a line extending from Creston to Des Moines to Waterloo. Much of far western Iowa is under a Winter Storm Watch.
“The main concern with this is accumulations of some ice due to freezing rain. We may see one-to-two-tenths of an inch of ice,” Cogill said. “Way up in far northwest Iowa, they may see some significant snowfall of four to six inches.” Motorists are advised to check on road conditions by visiting www.511ia.com calling 5-1-1.