Another weak weather system will create a dusting of snow from northwest Iowa then southeast to the east southeast counties of the state. The majority of the light snow will fall overnight and not immediately impact most traffic. However early morning commuters Thursday morning will likely encounter a light dusting of snow from Interstate 80 north to the Iowa Minnesota border. With temperatures remaining generally below freezing for the foreseeable future – any additional light snow accumulations will likely result in slippery conditions. Highs today will remain cold with afternoon readings in the teens to lower 20s. Lows tonight will fall back into the single digits.
Snow lovers will see more snow Thursday night into Friday. Expect snow to develop over northern Iowa during the evening hours Thursday and transition south during the overnight into Friday morning. This snow is anticipated to impact the Friday morning rush hour commute. Northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph are forecast by Friday morning and will cause blowing snow and visibility restrictions. A widespread 2-5” of snow is forecast along and north of Interstate 80. Locally higher amounts over 5 inches is possible. Another round of snow is expected on Saturday with 1-3” of snow is possible over central to southern Iowa, with the higher amounts likely further south closer to the Missouri border.
Yet even more snow coming on Saturday across central to southern Iowa. Expect snow to develop and spread across the area past midnight Friday night into Saturday morning. Winds look to be light, but roads are likely to be snow covered and dangerous travel is anticipated. A widespread 1-3” is forecast, with the higher amounts over far southern Iowa. A break in the snow is expected from Sunday into Tuesday of next week.