Spring officially started Wednesday morning, but it sure doesn’t seem like it. Over the past few days, we have been keeping our eye on a storm system that looks to bring some moderate snowfall somewhere in upper Mississippi valley. As it stands now, it looks like the Northern part of the state will miss the brunt of this storm. Counties in the blue have been placed in a winter storm watch ahead of this next, and hopefully final winter storm of the season.
Snow will begin to fall in far Southwest Iowa Saturday afternoon, and will progress over much of South central Iowa by Saturday night. The heaviest of the snow will fall between Saturday evening and noon on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall will be expected in the blue shaded counties. This is the area that can expect totals between 4”-7” of snow and areas along the Missouri and Iowa border could see higher snowfall amounts. Winds will be increasing throughout the day on Sunday as they will gust up to 25mph at times, which could result in minor blowing snow. Areas from interstate 80 North to highway 30 will see snowfall totals between 2”-4” and areas North of highway 30 will see 1”-2” of snow.
Any shift in the storm could mean more or less snowfall so this will have to be closely monitored over the next 24 hours and we will bring you any updates right here on Iowachase.com.