Winter Weather Advisories have been posted for Western and Northern Iowa as a weather system approaches that will bring a variety of precipitation across the state. We’ll see rain to snow, depending on where you are in Central Iowa.
Winter Weather Advisories:
Noon Thursday to 6 AM Friday:
3 PM Thursday to 6 AM Friday
6 PM Thursday to 6 AM Friday
6 PM Thursday to 9 AM Friday
A storm system is lifting out of the plain states and will bring scattered showers into southwest Iowa through the mid-afternoon. Beginning around 2 to 3 PM, the showers at this time look to be light with drizzle at times. It’s really not until evening, closer to 5 to 6 PM, that the system looks to intensify more with heavier rain and even a wintry mix to snow in western to northern Iowa.
Here’s a look at the progression of the rain to snow across the state this afternoon through Friday morning:
Rainfall amounts in Central and Southern Iowa will range from a third to a tenth of an inch.
Snow will fall later this evening through Friday morning across Northern Iowa, ranging from a trace to 4″. Here’s a look at estimated snowfall totals:
As this system wraps up to the northeast early Friday morning, we may see a few flakes brushing through the Des Moines Metro before 6 AM.
More wet weather is on the way in the next 7 days ahead. Saturday, a trough will swing through the region keeping skies cloudy and some pockets of drizzle possible to start the weekend. A more powerful cyclone then looks to develop in the Central US on Monday and Tuesday. This system looks to be warmer, bringing all rain through Iowa during that time frame.
For a full look at the latest forecast, visit our weather page here.