Once again, another storm system is set to bring measurable snow to much of Iowa. In fact, as you can see in the graphic to the right, a Winter Weather Advisory is posted for every county in Iowa with the exception of Allamakee in the northeast corner. Snow is expected to overspread the state this afternoon and evening, producing widespread snow totals of 2”-4”. Some areas could see up to 6” of snow when all is said and done tomorrow night.
The good news is this snow will fall over a long period of time and shouldn’t cause any major travel problems. But that could change since so many people will be on the road the next two days in advance of Christmas. The good news is after kids open their presents on Saturday things should be quiet and calm across the state. So if you are traveling today and tomorrow, take it slow. Road crews should be able to stay ahead of this storm for the most part, but slick spots will undoubtedly be out there, especially while the snow falls and at night when some road crews are pulled off the road.
As for the final week of the year, things look pretty quiet until we get to New Year’s Eve. That’s when a powerful storm system is expected to arrive in the Upper Midwest. It’s impact on Iowa is very uncertain as all modes of precipitation will be possible as it pushes through. We’ll keep an eye on it and bring you more after the big holiday. On that note, I hope all of you have a very merry Christmas and thanks for making this a highly successful year for us! We couldn’t have done it without you!