Forecasters say the rain that’s falling on a wide section of Iowa will turn to snow later today and some areas may be several inches deep in snow by tomorrow morning. Craig Cogil, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says some 30 counties are under watches and advisories for the looming pre-winter snowstorm.
Cogil says there will be a lot of precipitation tonight and overnight as rain changes over to snow. He says some areas of southern Iowa may only see a trace of snow while portions of northeast Iowa may get four to six inches of flakes. Cogil says the snow that does stick won’t likely be sticking around long.
“It doesn’t look like it at this point in time with the warm ground temperatures, the snow should melt fairly quickly, especially as the warmer temperatures come in by late in the week,” he says. Highs are expected to reach into the 50s by the weekend.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City