Low pressure tracking across the northern Plains will produce a period of strong winds this afternoon and early this evening. With a large snowpack across northern Iowa, strong winds may lead to patchy blowing and drifting snow across roadways. Roads may become slick across northern Iowa, and could impact the evening commute.
Winds will increase this afternoon and continue into the evening. The winds will be strongest between 4 and 8 pm this evening. Winds of 25 to 30-mph with gusts of 40 to 45-mph at times. Some patchy blowing and drifting snow is possible with the strong winds.
Roads may become slick due to patchy blowing and drifting of snow across roadways. This may impact the afternoon/evening commute. Travel in high profile vehicles, especially on north south roads and interstates will be adversely impacted, loose objects may be blown around or lofted and may result in property damage or personal injury.