One storm leaves, another one enters. After some locations across northern Iowa Thursday evening received up to 10 inches of snow, another system will impact the state. Unlike Thursday’s storm, this one will impact southern Iowa.
This snow will begin in western Iowa around 4 pm today and spread eastward throughout the evening hours, making it to the Des Moines metro around 6 to 8 pm. This snow is expected to last through the overnight hours, with most accumulation occurring between midnight and 6 am Saturday. Snowfall totals will range from 1 to 4 inches along and south of Interstate 80. Some localized areas may see greater than 4-inch accumulations.
Winds will generally be light, between 5 and 10-mph, but this will still reduce visibilities less than a mile. Hazardous travel is possible, so be prepared to slow down as roadways may be snow-covered and slippery.