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Iowa Forecast: Discussing fog risks next few days + tracking snow/ice risks across southeast Iowa Friday


Good Thursday morning! We will see high temperatures in the 20s statewide with a south/southeast wind 5-15 MPH. We do have some fog this morning across southwest Iowa which should dissipate toward the noon timeframe. We are expecting clouds to decrease across western Iowa which will make way to mostly sunny skies in those areas however mostly cloudy skies will exist across the eastern half of the state much of today. We are watching for another round of fog later tonight into New Years day across a good chunk of the state and with temperatures below freezing it wouldn’t be a bad idea to watch for a few slick spots Friday AM. We will start to work freezing rain into our southeastern counties Friday mid morning and this will continue to extend east/northeast through the day. We should start to see the icy mix transition to snow toward the afternoon timeframe and eventually exiting eastern Iowa around 12 AM Saturday. Snow accumulations still look to be on the light to moderate side with ice accumulations also expected. Then a third round of freezing fog is possible later Friday night through Saturday morning with coverage being fairly widespread across the state. We are also watching for a weak wave of energy that will work through southeast Iowa Saturday afternoon/evening which should bring a quick pulse of some light snow showers during this time period…not expecting any impacts from this.

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