Winter Weather Advisory in Iowa Tonight
Mother Nature is set to bring more winter weather our way this evening across most of Iowa.
The good: It will be warmer as the highs should reach the 30s today, but it will be short-lived.
Tonight, the temperatures will plunge and bring along gusty winds, and areas of blowing snow. Winds could gust as high as 50 MPH.
Peak wind gusts may reach 35 to 50 mph across much of the state tonight producing bitter cold wind chills in the teens and 20s below zero. The combination of the wind gusts and a light dusting of new snow could also produce areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilities, especially in rural areas.
From the National Weather Service in Des Moines:
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Snow showers are expected north with total snow accumulations of up to one inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph area-wide producing blowing snow due to new and already existing snow cover. Bitter cold wind chills in the teens and 20s below zero central and north.
* WHERE...Snow showers north, with blowing snow, strong gusty winds, and bitterly cold wind chills area-wide by early Wednesday morning.
* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions, especially in rural areas north. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. Wind gusts from 35 to 45 mph may blow around unsecured objects.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by utilizing 511ia.org.