A return to more winter-like weather is in store for the state after last week’s warm spell. In addition, National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Small says snow melt, ice jams on rivers and weekend rains have increased the risk of flooding.
More than a dozen homes in Fort Dodge were evacuated over the weekend because of flash flooding. “That’s been a combination of the two – the snow melt and ice jamming,” Small said. Heavy rains have contributed to rising rivers in much southeast Iowa where Flood Warnings are in effect.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place for much of north-central and northeast Iowa until 6 p.m. Small says the region can expect freezing drizzle to change over to light snow this afternoon. “It doesn’t look like anything extreme, but it doesn’t take too much in the way of ice to cause problems,” Small said.
The rest of the state can expect isolated flurries or light snow today with highs in the 30s. Temperatures could hit the upper 40s by Wednesday, with another chance of snow Thursday into Friday.