Heavy snow likely in parts of eastern Iowa into Friday
Parts of eastern Iowa are bracing for the biggest snowfall of the winter season as several inches will fall in portions of the area through Friday.
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through Friday night. However, the latest trends have developed a sharp cutoff south of Highway 30 with those areas receiving less snow.
A heavy band of snow will set up in the Highway 20/30 corridor through the overnight where snowfall rates of 1"/per hour is possible.
Total accumulation through Friday morning has 3-10" north of Highway 30 with locally higher amounts around one foot possible along and north of Highway 20. Further south, there will be a sharp cutoff with snow accumulations of 3" or less.
Snow will taper off to flurries through the Friday morning hours. The day remains cloudy and cold with a breezy at times north wind resulting in wind chills likely in the single digits.
The morning commute will be a slow go, depending on where you live. Further south of Highway 30 where totals won't be as much the morning drive might be less of an issue. Different story further north where the heavier snow falls as roads likely will be impacted and snow covered.
More snow arrives Friday night into Saturday and another system late Saturday night into Sunday. At this time it looks like both will affect areas south of Highway 30 with 1-4" possible. However, there is time for that piece of energy to shift and the Weather First team will continue to monitor and provide updates to forecast.