Winter Storm Monday

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Over the past couple of days, we have been telling you about a chance for winter weather to once again impact the state. A quick moving storm will bring a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain to central Iowa tonight and into Monday morning. Mainly snow and some sleet is forecasted across northern Iowa, while a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow will be likely over southern Iowa. Very poor travel conditions are likely by Monday morning.

FAR NORTHEAST IOWA: Cities:Decorah, Charles City WINTER STORM WARNING: 3am to 3pm Monday Snow will move in after midnight tonight and will be heavy at times, especially between 5am and 9am Monday morning. 4 to 6 inches of snow are expected. Snowfall rates of one inch or more per hour will be likely for a 2 to 4 hour period Monday morning. A southeast wind of 15 to 25mph will create some blowing and considerable drifting of the snow, especially in open country areas.
NORTHEAST IOWA: Cities:Marshalltown, Mason City, Waterloo, Tama, Ames, Cedar Falls WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Midnight tonight to noon Monday A mix of snow and some sleet will develop between midnight and 3am tonight before transitioning to all snow by morning. The snow will persist through most of the morning. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected with higher amounts closer to the Minnesota and Iowa border. Up to one tenth of an inch of sleet is possible. A south wind of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 3o mph are expected. Winds will shift west after sunrise Monday. Visibility of less than a half mile can be expected by early Monday morning.
CENTRAL IOWA/SOUTH CENTRAL: Cities:Waukee, Des Moines, Newton, Winterset, Creston, Osceola, Lamoni WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Midnight tonight to noon Monday Freezing ran and sleet will develop after midnight tonight and begin to transition to sleet mixed with snow after 3am Monday morning from north to southeast. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be likely. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice accrual is possible with greater totals nearer one tenth of an inch south of highway 92. A south wind of 10 to 20mph with gusts to 25mph may reduce visibility to less than a mile at times. Some small branches could break from the ice accrual and potentially lead to power outages.
NORTHWEST IOWA: Cities:Fort Dodge, Emmetsburg, Rockwell City, Estherville, Humboldt WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: midnight tonight to noon Monday A mix of snow and sleet will develop north of highway 30 between midnight to 2am tonight before transitioning to all snow. South and along highway 30 a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow will occur after midnight through early Monday morning before transitioning to all snow. Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches will be expected north of highway 30. Up to two inches of snow and two tenths of an inch of sleet and one tenth of an inch of ice is possible along and south of highway 30. A south wind of 10 to 20mph with gusts to 30mph are expected. Winds will shift weest after sunrise Monday. Visibility to near a half mile can be expected by early Monday morning across northern Iowa.

Tomorrow morning travel will be very hazardous. Use extreme caution while driving tomorrow morning. We will have continuous storm team coverage throughout the night and tomorrow morning. Look for the very latest updates on our Facebook page and right here at Iowachase.com.

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