Our winter storm that caused blizzard conditions yesterday has since moved off to the east this morning. We will see some sunshine for much of the state today with high temperatures in the single digits and teens and a northwest wind sustained 10-20 MPH with gusts 25-35 MPH. I wouldn’t rule out some areas of blowing snow this afternoon, especially across northwest Iowa. Then all eyes are on next week as the storm track after Christmas will put Iowa in a prime zone for winter storm potential. The last 4 to 5 runs of the GFS, European and the Canadian models all show different variations of winter storm dynamics for Tuesday/Wednesday. We do have some confidence with the risk for ice and snow next week but will continue to watch things closely. As confidence increases we will update accordingly. Merry Christmas from all of us at Iowa Storm Center.
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