CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/Fox28) -- The active pattern will continue over the next week in eastern Iowa:
An arctic cold front will move through eastern Iowa and produce winds up to 40 mph at times. The fresh, powdery snow on the ground can easily get blown around and could cover streets and lower visibility. This is going to be a bigger problem in open, rural areas.
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories area-wide ahead of this. The main impacts will be felt as early as 7 a.m. and continuing through the evening commute.
Visibility could be near-zero at times due to the strong wind gusts blowing the fresh snow. Roads could become quickly covered with snow and drifts causing quite a bit of issues on roadways, especially in the afternoon and evening.
Then comes the cold behind that arctic front. Temperatures will drop down below zero Thursday evening and by Friday morning temperatures will be in the teens below zero. Then add wind to that and wind chills will be at dangerous levels.
Get the latest forecast at cbs2iowa.com/weather.