March is certainly going to come in like a lion, and very winter like! Winter weather advisories have been posted for much of the state of Iowa for Saturday. The exact start times of these advisories vary in time across the state, but they are all in effect from Saturday through the very early morning hours of Sunday.
First, we will have a round of snow move through the state this evening. Snow is already falling across portions of northern and western Iowa. The snow is just now starting to fall in portions of central Iowa. Total accumulations from this evenings snow will not be heavy, about 1-2 inches of snow is expected across the area. This will be enough to make roads slippery across Iowa so keep that in mind if you are out traveling this evening and tonight.
Round two of snow will move in mid to late morning Saturday across central, northern, and western Iowa. The snow will spread east-southeast through the day. The snow will come down moderately at times, especially from central to southern Iowa in the evening hours. It will snow steadily right into Saturday night which will make roads quite slick and snow covered, so plan on extra traveling time if you are out and about later on Saturday. The snow will start to move out of the state between 3 AM and 6 AM on Sunday, with it hanging around in southern Iowa the longest. Total snowfall from this event look to be in the 3-7 inch range across the entire state. The heaviest 5-7 inch amounts will be across parts of central and southern Iowa, with the lighter 3-4 inch amounts across northern Iowa.
We will continue to monitor this winter storm and bring you the latest information as it becomes available on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on iowachase.com just like we always do. Have a great evening, and stay safe if you’re out and about.