Bitter Cold, and More Snow Ahead This Week

Iowa Snowfall Forecast

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you are all enjoying time with your friends and family today. Looking ahead at this week, there are two big weather stories to focus on this afternoon. The first will revolve around the arctic cold that will be expected tonight and then again on Wednesday morning.

A cold front moving through the state today will drop overnight lows from the single digits above and below zero south to -5 to -12 north. Winds will not be too strong but sufficient to produce widespread wind chills of 10 to 20 below and even 20 to 25 below zero north. This cold spell will be prolonged with similar conditions into Wednesday morning and then again over the weekend.


The second weather story will be the snow that will also likely across northern Iowa Wednesday Night into early Thursday with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible. At this time, the highest snowfall snowfall totals appear to fall near the Iowa/Minnesota border, as shown above at the top of this article.

The GFS (pictured above) is currently an outlier as it brings widespread, higher precipitation totals across the state, unlike the rest of the models, which bring lesser amounts. This is something we will continue to monitor, to see if any of the other models begin to resemble the GFS, but at this time, the snow is expected to stay mainly north of I-80.

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Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at:

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