It certainly did not feel like spring across the state today! Highs stayed in the 30s statewide, and current temperatures range from the upper 20s across eastern Iowa, with low 30s across central and western Iowa. These cold temperatures today will set the stage for quite the cold night. Temperature central and southern Iowa will drop into the teens, while northern Iowa will drop all the way into the single digits! Along with the cold temperatures tonight, we will have a north wind of 5-10 MPH; this will drop wind chills to below zero at times across northern Iowa tonight! It has been a while since we have had to talk about wind chills being below zero in Iowa. So if you are out and about tonight, make sure to bundle up. The image above shows low temperatures for tonight.
Now for the snow. As we mentioned in our article yesterday, we do have a chance of snow for Monday; and right now that chance is looking more and more likely. Based off of our latest model runs, snow looks to move into northwest Iowa between 1 AM and 2 AM early Monday morning and then spread southeast through the morning hours of Monday and reaching the Des Moines metro around 7 AM Monday. The snow could make the morning commute tricky for some areas, especially those north-northwest of the metro area. The snow will move out of central Iowa by 2 PM Monday with just some leftover flurries, and eastern Iowa should see the snow stick around through the later afternoon hours. At this time snow accumulations look to be in the 1-3 inch range for a widespread area across the state, with the lower amounts in eastern Iowa. Central Iowa should come in between 2 and 3 inches, with some areas of western Iowa possibly seeing 3+ inches of snow. We will continue to monitor this springtime snow system and have all of the latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and on our website at iowachase.com.