We’re more than a month into spring, yet another winter storm is expected to sideswipe Iowa later today. Parts of northern Iowa are under a Winter Weather Advisory and may see up to three inches of snow.
Meteorologist Kevin Skow, at the National Weather Service, says the cold front is fast-approaching. “That could bring some chances of snow for northwest and parts of north-central Iowa,” Skow says.
“It could be a pretty quick shot of snow but you could see some flakes in the air tonight.” The same area of northwest Iowa got up to five inches of snow in another wintery blast just last week. The five counties under the advisory are: Lyon, Sioux, O’Brien, Osceola and Dickinson.
While lows tonight across much of Iowa will be in the 20s and 30s, Skow says warmer and more seasonable weather should be moving in later in the week.
Highs should rise into the 50s and 60s by Thursday and Friday, so this latest winter storm could be our last shot of snow for the season. Tuesday high temperature in Des Moines may only reach 45 degrees, some 20 degrees below normal.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City