Merry Christmas to all! Hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends. We are starting to get back into the swing of things by tacking two weather makers. The first one will move through the state this evening, which will bring a chance for snow, freezing rain, and then eventually rain. Snow will be likely across northwest Iowa beginning this evening, which is why a few counties across extreme northwest Iowa have been placed under a winter weather advisory.
In the winter weather advisory, expect a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain, and snow to develop late this afternoon and evening and then diminish Saturday afternoon. Snowfall accumulations of 2″ to 5″ will be likely. Northerly winds will increase to 20-mph to 35-mph late Friday night and Saturday. Look for significant reductions in visibilities at times.
Some freezing rain accumulations will also be possible across northern Iowa. Only expect very minor ice accumulations. As the system moves into southeast Iowa, precipitation will transition over to all rain.
A much larger storm, which could bring moderate to heavy snowfall will move into the state by Monday. We will have a full update on this storm system later this evening so check back to iowachase.com for the latest update.