Good afternoon! If you will be heading out this evening, make sure you bundle up as temperatures will be falling below zero this evening. The strong northwest winds will make it feel even colder, especially across northern Iowa. This is where wind chills will range from -20°F to -30°F by sunrise Saturday. Because of this, a wind chill advisory has been issued for portions of northern Iowa, as pictured in the light blue below.
After waking up to bitterly cold wind chills, snow will begin to move into the state by late Saturday. Timing on this appears to be after 8pm. Snow will remain light throughout the night and into the day Sunday. When the snow finally begins to wrap up by Sunday evening, snowfall accumulations will range from 2″ to 5″ across the northeast half of the state.
The greatest snowfall accumulations will extend from Mason City, Waterloo, Clinton, and places to the northeast of that line. This is where 4″ to 5″ will be likely, with isolated higher amounts possible. If you live across southwest Iowa, you will likely not see much, if anything from this system. Winds will be strong, which may create for some blowing snow, but we will not see anything like we saw with the last winter storm. Winter weather advisories will likely be issued for places across northeast Iowa, so continue to check back to Iowachase.com for the latest information.