Snowy Holiday Travel

NAM/WRF 4 km Snowfall 11/26

The cold has made its way back into our forecast, and that has brought some snow to some of us this morning. This morning, eastern Iowa was waking up to 1″ to 2″ of accumulation. The heaviest of the snow formed across southern Wisconsin, so if you were hoping for no snow, you got lucky there. However, more snow is back in our forecast.

Iowa Highs Tuesday Temperatures

Tuesday the sun will return and our temperatures will be warm up. They will be the warmest across the southwest half of the state. This is where highs will climb into the 30’s. Across the northeast, temperatures will stay cooler with highs only in the 20’s.

WRF Forecast Model

Our next weather maker will be a clipper system that will be diving to the southeast out of the Dakotas Tuesday night. This will bring the chance of snow, with light to moderate accumulations possible.

WRF Accumulated SnowfallThe latest 12z WRF has a band of snow that stretches from the northwest corner of the state to the south central portion of the state. A broad 1″ to 3″ of snow will be possible in the band of snow. Note off the northeast, that is today’s system so northeast/eastern Iowa will not be affected by this clipper. If they do see any snow, it will be under a half of an inch. No winter weather advisories have been issued as of yet, mainly for the reason to make sure the low does not shift track. If this track continues to hold, which it looks like it will, then we will see winter weather advisories be issued for Tuesday night into Wednesday. The good news is the winds will not be strong. Winds will only be gusting up to 20mph.

Many of you may be leaving to travel on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, so if you are, you will want to plan ahead and check the latest road conditions before you leave. The good news is, high pressure will build into the state on Thursday, so your Thanksgiving and black Friday shopping will not be impacted. As always, we will have the very latest details on Facebook and Twitter, and right here at

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at:

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