Tomorrow’s trip to work or school could be a hassle for many Iowans as snow is in the forecast for a wide swath of the state.

Brad Small, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Johnston, says a cold front is heading our way.

“It’ll bring snow to the Siouxland area and through parts of northern Iowa and into east-central Iowa early Tuesday morning and unfortunately, it may effect the morning commute,” Small says. “It won’t be a whole lot of snow, maybe an inch or so.”

Snowfall accumulation is tough to predict at this point, he says, though Iowans would be wise to plan for delays on the road.

“It’ll vary depending on how it melts on the grass versus pavement,” Small says. “It could be a period of reduced visibility and slick roads in the morning. When it does come through, it may snow heavily, though just briefly.”

Whatever snow may fall, he says it likely won’t stick around long.

“What we do see Tuesday may have a chance to melt later in the day,” Small says. “We’re not talking a lot of snow, certainly, but being the first snow of the year, it may cause some travel problems for people who are not used to it.”

He says there’s another chance for snow on Wednesday morning. High temperatures this week should generally be in the 40s and 50s, with overnight lows in the 20s and 30s.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City