Over the past couple of days, many of you have been messaging us and asking us if the rumors of 12 to 18 inches are true. We are here to tell you tonight that those rumors are not true. We will first start off by telling you about Friday. A band of snow will push across the state late tomorrow afternoon. This band looks to enter northwest Iowa after 3pm and will arrive in central Iowa by 6pm. This band of snow will produce a general 1 to 2 inches with the heaviest totals across the north.
We will have a brief break Saturday morning before another round of snow moves through the state Saturday afternoon. This round of snow will be push through the state after noon on Saturday. Snow will increase in intensity in the afternoon hours on Saturday. This round of snow will then move out of the state by the morning on Sunday.
One main concern we have with the forecast, is there looks to be an area of high pressure that will be to our north. This will greatly impact snowfall totals. This could filter in dry air and can eat away at our snowfall totals. So for now, we are taking this into account in our forecast. After all said and done, and added up, the heaviest snowfall totals will be across southern Iowa. This is where 4 to 6 inches will be likely. Across the north we are only expecting 2 to 4 inches. Once again, these totals are the grand totals after all snow is said and done. Like always we will continue to keep you up to date on our Facebook page and right here at iowachase.com.