Blowing snow, dangerous wind chills, and more snow


    Bitter cold over the next week<br>

    The active pattern will continue over the next week in eastern Iowa:

    • THURSDAY: Strong winds leading to blowing snow and low visibility
    • THURSDAY NIGHT - FRIDAY: Dangerous wind chills of -20 to -35 degrees
    • FRIDAY: A clipper moves through the state and brings the chance for light snow

    Winter Weather Advisories

    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.

    Wind chill watch

    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.

    There will be additional chances for snow over the next few days with a series of clippers. The next system arrives Friday and could bring some light snow to the area. There will be another system Sunday night into Monday, but it is too soon to know the exact track.

    Get the latest forecast at cbs2iowa.com/weather.

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