9:30 PM UPDATE: Light snow moves into eastern Iowa overnight with accumulations around 1″ by sunrise Thursday. The roads will be slick due to the overnight snow. Allow time to get to your destination. Here is where the snow is this evening.
A light wintry mix of sleet/snow/freezing drizzle in eastern Iowa continues to move east this evening.
Tonight: Roads will be slick in some locations so use caution when traveling. A light wintry mix this evening followed by a chance of light snow or flurries overnight. Any snow accumulation overnight would be less than 1”. Combine temperatures dropping to around 10 degrees and a NW at 10-20 mph the wind chills late tonight will be in the single digits below zero.
Thursday: It is a cold day with highs in the teens and low 20s. Clouds in the morning give way to sunshine in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: The sky becomes mostly cloudy and it will be cold. Low temperatures are in the single digits above and below zero with the colder readings in the northern counties.
Friday: The wind is light as we are tracking light snow showers. Any accumulation will be less than 1”. Another cold day with highs in the teens.
Saturday: Temperatures warm into the 20s with a mostly cloudy sky.
Sunday: We are tracking a storm forecast to bring freezing rain to eastern Iowa late in the afternoon or evening. Freezing rain is possible through the overnight making roads icy.
The map below is a forecast model showing the potential for freezing rain (pink on the map) Sunday evening moving north.
Monday: Freezing rain may continue into the morning before changing to rain as temperatures warm. We are still many days away. We will continue to track this potential ice storm as the storm evolves.
Above normal temperatures are likely January 19-25.
Posted under Forecast Discussion, Ice, Long Range Outlook, Weather History
This post was written by Schnack on January 11, 2017