CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS2/Fox28) — Several inches of snow will accumulate due to several hours of moderate to heavy snow in eastern Iowa. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories go into effect Thursday afternoon all the way until Friday afternoon.
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Snow will start off light Thursday afternoon and become more widespread, heavier and steadier as the evening goes on. Latest guidance has snow starting as early as 3 p.m. Thursday with heavier snow setting up by 5 p.m.
Snow will likely continue through Friday morning, with more snow continuing through Friday evening. There may be a few breaks Friday morning but snow is forecast to pick up again Friday afternoon.
Where the heavier snow bands will set up is looking increasingly likely between I-80 and Highway 20. In these bands, snow may accumulate up to 1" per hour causing hazardous road conditions and greatly reduced visibility.
Widespread 4-6" is currently forecast, with locally higher amount of 6-8" across portions of east-central Iowa. Areas with the greatest chance to receive up to 10" will be close to the Mississippi River in areas like Dubuque along Highway 20.
We'll continue to update the forecast as needed, Check for the latest at http://cbs2iowa.com/weather.