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TRACKING: Record cold and light snow

The dangerous cold weather continues tonight with another shot at record lows for the day and will come close to all-time record lows. Here are the record lows for tonight.
Waterloo: -27 (1918)
Dubuque: -24 (1996)
Cedar Rapids: -21 (1996)
Iowa City: -18 (1996)

The sky is clear and the wind is light from the west around 5 mph. Low temperatures will range from -28 to -33. A gentle breeze could push the wind chill to -50 at time late tonight.

Because of this, the WIND CHILL WARNING remains in effect through Thursday morning.

Here are the all-time record low temperatures. 

Thursday is a cloudy day with a chance of light snow…mainly in the afternoon. Snow accumulations will be around 1” for any location in eastern Iowa. This will make roads slick with fresh fluffy snow. The wind is light so no blowing snow is expected.

Friday is going be the first day we get above zero for some locations since Monday night. Highs warm into the teens and even warmer this weekend. There is a chance of fog/drizzle and freezing drizzle Saturday with highs warming into the upper 30s in the afternoon. There is a chance of light rain Sunday as temperatures approach 40 degrees. That is about a 70 degree temperature swing in roughly 48 hours.

Mark Schnackenberg

Chief Meteorologist

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