We have been talking about this storm system for a few days now, but it looks like we have the final details worked out. A storm system to our south will move to the north and east throughout the night tonight. There is plenty of moisture for this system to work with.
Freezing rain will begin to fall around 8am across far southern Iowa and will work its way to the north before entering central Iowa by the noon hour. Soundings indicate across southeast Iowa that precip will fall as rain, but with ground temperatures still below freezing, any precip will freeze on contact. This will lead to a light glazing from central Iowa back to the southeast. Ice accumulations of a tenth of an inch or less are expected. Later in the afternoon, precip will change over to snow so central and southeastern Iowa will see up to an inch of snow on top of this light glazing of ice. This will make for a tricky drive home from school or work tomorrow afternoon.
The further north you go, the more snow and less ice you will see. Areas from west central Iowa back through northern Iowa and on over to northeast Iowa will see 1 to 3 inches of snow. The higher amounts will occur in northeast Iowa with the 1 to 2 inches occurring in west central Iowa. Northwest Iowa will miss out on most of this system as it seems that has been the theme so far this winter. Sorry to the folks in northwest Iowa that are still holding out hope for a big storm. Your time will come at some point this winter! Or we at least hope so for you snow lovers like me.
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