FREEZING RAIN & SNOW TONIGHT 2/15

We still continue to track the potential for a quick disturbance to move through the state late this evening and into the early morning hours on Tuesday. This will bring the potential for light snow, and a chance of light freezing rain.

There still remains a bit of uncertainty in the track and timing of this system. The models are not consistent with each other, which is leading to this uncertainty. Some of the models place the system across northeast Iowa, while some of them are further to the south. As of now, the system will trackn from the northwest to the southeast, and appears to track across the central portion of the state.

Iowa Ice Accumulation Forecast

Snowfall totals will be light, generally 1″ to 2″ of snow. Some light freezing rain will also be possible early on, mainly across northwest Iowa. A light glazing of ice may be possible this evening in the areas that do see freezing rain initially. The freezing rain will quickly transition over to all snow by late this evening. The snow will then pull out of the state by sunrise Tuesday, leaving behind slick, snow covered roads. Winds will be strong on Tuesday, which will blow around the freshly fallen snow, which will only add to the hazardous road conditions.

Continue to check back to iowachase.com for the very latest updates.

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: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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