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TRACKING: Active weather into the weekend.

A cold front is dropping south tonight. The clouds clear after midnight from north to south. 

Wednesday is warmer with more sunshine. Highs will get close to 30 degrees. Clouds move back into the area during the afternoon. There is a chance of light snow or flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Snow accumulations will be light with a trace to 1” possible across eastern Iowa.

The next storm will have more of an impact on our area. It brings moderate snowfall amounts possible across all of eastern Iowa. The map below shows all of Iowa with a good chance of accumulating snow Friday night into Saturday. 

Snow begins Friday afternoon as it moves from west to east. Snow likely continues through Friday night and into Saturday morning before ending around noon Saturday. Here is the position of the low Saturday morning. 

Saturday is much colder with highs in the teens. The wind is going to be strong with gusts from the north at about 35 mph. This will cause significant travel problems throughout the day. The severity will depend on the exact amount of how much snow falls. Roads are expected to be slick throughout the state all weekend. 

Sunday is really cold. Wind chills Sunday morning range from 15 to 25 below zero. High temperatures warm into the single digits above zero.

Mark Schnackenberg

Chief Meteorologist

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