Dry air has worked its way into eastern Iowa this afternoon, shutting off the precipitation across most of the area. The system, so far, has dropped a trace to 5 inches across the area from north to south. However, more light snow is on the way overnight as this system wraps around.
The wind will be relatively light through the evening as low pressure tracks through eastern Iowa. The light snow will begin moving through the area after 10 PM tonight. An additional 1 to 2 inches is possible. After midnight, the wind will turn to the north from 10 to 20 mph, which could cause some snow to blow around. Additional snow and the wind increasing after midnight from the northwest, the National Weather Service will keep some of the weather headlines in effect across northern Iowa.
Fortunately, this is a fairly compact snow so blowing and drifting won’t be a huge deal.
The snow will track out of the area by morning, but the wind will still be gusty throughout the day Wednesday with temperatures slowly falling through the 20s during the day.
There will likely still be slick spots throughout the overnight hours and for Wednesday.
The rest of the week will be partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 20s. The next chance for light snow is Monday.
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This post was written by Schnack on February 2, 2016