Over the past few days, many Iowans were spoiled with temperatures in the upper 70s and even the mid 80s. That has all changed today but even bigger changes are on the way tomorrow. Many of us thought we were done with old man winter, but he has thrown us one last curveball. As of tonight, we are expecting the heavier snowfall totals to stay in western and northwest Iowa and this is where the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 10 am Thursday morning. This will need to be monitored though as this storm system is moving slower than first expected so this could increase snowfall totals in central Iowa.
As of now, a band of 4” to 8” of snow is expected in west and northwestern Iowa where it has already been snowing this afternoon, with a lighter band of 1” to 3” in central Iowa. North winds will also be gusting up to 30mph tomorrow which could snap trees where heavy accumulations are expected. We will continue to monitor this situation throughout the night right here on Iowachase.com and on facebook at the Iowa Storm Chasing Network.