Rain will be moving into the state early Wednesday morning. There is the potential that a few rumbles of thunder will be possible during the afternoon Wednesday across eastern Iowa. A few of the models still continue to show a little snow mixing in as cooler air gets pulled in on the backside of the low.
Rain will begin after 4am Wednesday and will be lifting off to the northeast as the day progresses. Rainfall totals will range from a tenth of an inch to as much as four tenths of an inch.
A wintry mix will then begin across northwest Iowa after 3pm Wednesday. Snowfall should be very light as the warmer temperatures will be limiting the snowfall potential.
Another small disturbance will move across the central portion of the state on Christmas Eve. This will provide another chance of some light snow showers.
Christmas day will be cloudy and cold, but nothing in the way to disturb your travels. We are keeping our eye on a much larger storm system that is in on track to move through the state next Monday, and this appears to bring a decent shot at some accumulating snow. Something will be keeping a close eye on as we head through the holiday weekend.