A Winter Storm Warning is in effect this afternoon through Tuesday evening for the entire KWWL viewing area. Snow and blowing snow is expected to have major impact on travel.
Mostly cloudy conditions will be with us through the early afternoon hours. There may be patchy freezing drizzle early this afternoon before this snow starts. High temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s with an east wind 5-15 mph. Snow will begin to move into the area between 3 and 6 PM.
The snow will continue throughout the overnight hours. Moderate to heavy snow is possible, which will create hazardous driving conditions. Widespread 5 to 8 inches is expected across eastern Iowa. Locally higher amounts of 8-10″ can’t be ruled out, especially in northeastern Iowa.
Winds will pick up out of the northeast tonight 10-20 mph, and eventually northwest tomorrow 15-25 mph. Wind gusts could be up to 40 mph at times. This will create blowing and potentially drifting snow, especially in rural areas.
Snow will continue through the morning hours Tuesday, before winding down around lunchtime. Once the snow stops, blowing snow is expected to impact travel through the evening hours. Temperatures will hold steady throughout the day Tuesday.
We are tracking another system that could bring snow to the area Thursday and Friday. Stay with KWWL for updates.