While a wide portion of the state got between a dusting and several inches of snow over the weekend, forecasters say another storm system is headed for Iowa that promises to bring several more inches of snow.
National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogil says winter’s giving Iowa a one-two punch. Cogil says, “We are going to see a storm system begin to effect the state later on tonight and through the day on Tuesday into Wednesday with moderate-to-heavy snow amounts across central into southern Iowa.”
A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect for much of central and southern Iowa from as early as midnight tonight through Wednesday morning. Cogil says some areas could get clobbered by snow. “We’re looking, in central Iowa, at two to four inches,” Cogil says. “As we head down into southern Iowa, they could see six to eight inches near the Missouri border.”
Once the snowstorm is past, frigid temperatures will remain. Cogil says we can expect below normal temperatures for the rest of the week, with highs only in the teens and 20s and lows around zero. There’s another chance of snow as soon as Friday night.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)