Some of you may have awakened to a few inches of snow this morning, and it looks like we are not out of the woods yet. We will first have to get through a very cold night and Wednesday morning before another couple chances of snow this weekend. A wind chill advisory has been issued for the northern two thirds of the state from midnight tonight to 8am Wednesday morning. A northwest wind of 10mph to 20mph will become southwest at 5mph to 10mph early Wednesday morning. Air temperatures will drop below zero after midnight and bottom out at 5 to 10 below around sunrise Wednesday. Wind chill values will fall to 20 to 25 below zero early Wednesday morning. Highs will then rebound tomorrow into the upper teens to mid 20s across the state. Thursday’s highs will be cold as we are not expecting to make it out of the single digits.
After dealing with the cold for a couple of days, we will then warm it up into the teens by Friday, but will throw a chance of snow in by Friday afternoon. Right now totals look to remain light with a general 1 to 2 inches of snow. Snow will then taper off by by early Saturday morning before another round moves through Saturday afternoon.
This round of snow that will begin by Saturday afternoon and last through the day on Sunday, looks to be the bigger snowfall producer. Right now we do not want to get into much detail as it is still some ways off, but it does appear that it could produce more snow than the Friday afternoon band of snow. After all of the snow is said and done, the combined totals from this weekend do look to be moderate. We will continue to keep an eye on this as there are still many details to work out before a solution will be picked. Right now, if you see any reports of heavy snowfall totals, take them with a grain of salt and know that the weather is always changing so do not believe in those forecast until we are 24 to 36 hours out. We will bring the very latest updates on our Facebook page and right here at Iowachase.com.