While parts of Iowa saw high temperatures on Thursday near 50 degrees, a cold front is moving in that will bring bone-chilling bitter cold and the chance for more snow.
Meteorologist Kevin Skow at the National Weather Service in Johnston, says a Wind Chill Advisory is already posted for Saturday morning for a dozen northern Iowa counties.
“Look for that advisory and possibly even Wind Chill Warnings to spread southward in the next day or so as we continue to evaluate the pattern,” Skow says. “We’re looking for temperatures Saturday night into Sunday morning in the negative teens with wind chills falling possibly into the minus-30 to minus-40 range.”
A warming trend may arrive within a few days.
“We do see a little bit of a reprieve here after the weekend,” Skow says. “The cold snap should lift out of here Monday into Tuesday. High temperatures will get back up into the upper teens to around 20 by the middle of next week.” Various parts of Iowa may see snow late today as well as Saturday night into Sunday, though accumulation in most areas shouldn’t be more than one or two inches.
(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)