There is a lot going on around the country today. While most of the state is experiencing rain this morning, severe weather is ongoing across Illinois and Missouri. Across the south, a moderate risk for severe weather including tornadoes is likely today. Back here at home, while a few storms may be strong to severe across southeast Iowa, the bigger storm will be the rainfall totals. There is even the potential for some snow across central and western Iowa.
The high-res RPM seems to be handling today’s system pretty well. As the low continues to pull off to the east this afternoon, cooler air will be pulled in behind it, which will transition rain over to snow. Snowfall accumulations will be somewhat tricky to predict due to the melting. Most of the accumulations will occur on grassy areas, but even then, some of this will melt due to the warm recent temperatures.
Overall, snowfall accumulations will be very light. The highest totals should only be an inch or less, with most places around an half inch to a dusting. Pavement temperatures are still warm enough that most of the snow will melt on contact. We will continue to track all of the latest weather happenings today, so continue to check for the latest updates. If you have any weather questions, Tweet them to us at @IAStormChasing, or message them to us on Facebook.