Warmer temperatures are showing up in the forecast, but not before another round of snow hits some sections of the state later today. Kevin Skow  is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “We’re looking for a band of snow to move across Iowa this afternoon, evening, and overnight. It’s looking like northeast Iowa will see the most snow with anywhere from three to maybe four inches of snow,” Skow said.

Lighter amounts of snow are possible over areas of southern Iowa tonight into tomorrow. High temperatures are not expected to climb above freezing for the next couple of days, but a gradual warm up is on the way. “Temperatures on Thursday, for example, should be approaching 40 degrees…same for Friday. Then, the beginning of next week looks to be the best chance for a warm up with high temperatures approaching 50 in Des Moines by this upcoming Monday,” Skow said.

So far, this has been ninth coldest winter in Iowa history, according to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker. The first official day of spring, March 20th, is a little over two weeks away.