UPDATED at 4:00 PM
Tonight: Cloudy with snow developing late this evening. Snow will be heavy at times after midnight. Low: 23-28. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with snow heavy at times before noon. The snow tapers off during the afternoon. Snow totals: 4-10”. High: 29-33. Wind: N 15-25 mph.
Tuesday Night: Decreasing clouds and breezy. Low: 12-18. Wind: N 10-20 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High: near 30.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: near 30.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. High: mid 30s.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. High: upper 30s.
Sunday: Cloudy with a 30% chance of rain. High: upper 30s.
Monday: Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain/snow. High: mid 30s.
We had some light snow last night. The snow reports were mainly 3” or less across eastern Iowa. That was just a taste of what is expected later tonight and tomorrow morning.
The next round of snow is on the way tonight into Tuesday. WINTER STORM WARNINGS are posted for much of eastern Iowa for tonight through Tuesday.
An area of low pressure will track southeast tonight across South Dakota and into Iowa Tuesday morning. The low will dissipate Tuesday afternoon. Snow will develop between 8-11 pm tonight. Heavy snow is possible from midnight to noon Tuesday. The snow will taper off from NW to SE during the early-mid afternoon hours. The maps below show the chances of snow at the times labeled giving you an idea of the timing of the snow.
The wind will be strong late tonight through Tuesday at 15-25 mph from the north. Blowing snow is expected Tuesday and Tuesday night. The wind will diminish Wednesday morning. Here is the HPC forecast map for noon Tuesday.
Here is the snow forecast for tonight and Tuesday. This DOES NOT included what fell last night.
High pressure will move across the middle of the country Wednesday and Thursday with sunshine and a light wind. Clouds roll back into the picture Friday.
I am tracking another storm to impact us this weekend. This storm will take a different path and bring us chances of rain both Saturday and Sunday. It does turn colder Monday with chances of the rain changing to snow before ending as the low pulls away.
REMINDER: this weekend Daylight Saving Time begins. This is the time of year where the clocks will need to be changed ahead 1 hour Sunday morning.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 4, 2013