Most of the state is forecast to receive at least a trace of snow in the coming days. National Weather Service meteorologist Rod Donovan says the precipitation may arrive in the form of rain or freezing rain overnight and then change over to snow through the day on Tuesday.
Sections of northern Iowa could get one to two inches of snow. “The heaviest amounts will be generally along and north of Highway 20…basically Waterloo, across to Fort Dodge, to Storm Lake and northward,” Donovan says.
The light snow will be accompanied by a drop in temperatures following a weekend of warmer-than-normal weather. Donovan says high temperatures for the next few days will range from the mid 20s to upper 30s. “Generally, the snow, especially on the grassy areas, will possibly stick around for a little bit. But, with a little sun and temperatures in the 20s and 30s, it will certainly melt off the roadways and sidewalks,” Donovan says.
The snow should exit the state by Wednesday morning. Warm air is expected back in the state by Friday, with highs climbing into the lower 40s and possibly near 50 in southern Iowa.