After one storm passes, it’s time to look ahead to the next. The next storm system will be a clipper system that will move in across the northwest part of the state later tonight and will push to the southeast through the state tomorrow morning.
Overnight the model runs have shifted this storm further to the west, and that now means the heavier band of snow will fall across the eastern part of the state. Places like Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, the Quad Cities, and Dubuque will be in this heavier band of snow. This is where 2 to 4 inches of snow will be expected. Further to the south, places like Des Moines and Ottumwa, will only see a very light dusting. This is where a half inch to as much an inch will fall.
Current winter weather advisories have been issued for the the majority of the state. For the central part of the state, it is in effect from 10am through 6pm Saturday. For the northeast part of the state, it is in effect from 3am to 6pm Saturday. And for eastern and southeast Iowa, it is in effect from 6am to 6pm Saturday. Visibilities will drop to below one mile at times in open areas due to the strong northwest winds at 25mph to 45mph.
Behind this system, temperatures will warm up on Sunday to above freezing before another system will move though Sunday night dropping temperatures below freezing into early next work week. We will continue to track the very latest throughout the night right here at Iowachase.com.