Strong storm system to bring rain, snow and wind starting today through Friday, so read on for the details…
A strengthening low pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms to the area later today. Rainfall amounts will be the highest across eastern Iowa where a 0.5-1.5″ can be found and less back into western Iowa shown in the rainfall graphic below. Rain may still be falling across extreme eastern Iowa Thursday morning but overall dry conditions hit on Thursday before cold air will move in Thursday night into Friday with a fairly decent chance for snow during the period. Snow accumulations should be fairly light with a quick dusting to 1″. Now with that being said some solutions are more amplified with the snow showers then others which does bring my confidence down some in terms of exactly how much snow does fall. Main snow accumulation will be on grass and elevated surfaces. We will also have strong northwesterly winds to contend with Thursday afternoon and especially on Friday which means you can bet on some reduction in visibility while snow is falling. The wind gusts will range 35-55 MPH for a time Friday with the strong winds subsiding later Friday night into Saturday morning as the system pushes east.
Then all eyes are on a clipper system that may provide additional light snow chances Saturday night/Sunday. The big thing will be the wind that will come with this system which is typical for a clipper type system. Continue to check back for additional updates.