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TRACKING: Rain and snow transitioning to snow

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A complex winter storm system will affect eastern Iowa this morning through Friday night. Please stay with KWWL for updates.

Today: An initial push of warm air will bring a chilly rain to eastern Iowa through the morning hours, and it may mix with freezing rain, snow or sleet. As colder air filters in, the rain/mix will transition to snow this afternoon, leading to slick travel conditions. A dusting to 2” of snow is possible by early evening. The wind will pick up out of the west/northwest 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph or greater at times. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 30s, holding steady or falling during the afternoon.

Tonight: Snow showers will continue, as will the breezy conditions. Low temperatures will be in the 20s.

Friday/Friday Night: Travel is going to be difficult throughout the day and into the evening. Although there won’t be heavy snow, scattered snow showers will be around throughout the day and they will be wind-driven, reducing visibility at times. A few moderate bursts of snow are possible as low pressure meanders over Iowa. Highs will be in the lower 30s with north wind 10-20 mph, gusting higher.

Snowfall Totals through Friday night: Widespread range of 2-5” expected across eastern Iowa. Locally higher amounts are certainly possible, but right now it’s hard to pinpoint where heavier pockets of snow will fall.

Saturday: Lingering flurries, otherwise cloudy and breezy with temperatures near 30°.

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Kyle Kiel


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