A clipper system is set to move through the area later today followed by a stronger storm system late week, so read on for the details…
A clipper system will bring another pulse of snow to the forecast area later today extending through tonight. Snow will work into western Iowa early this afternoon, continue east into central Iowa by late this afternoon and then eastern Iowa by the evening. This piece of energy is very amplified so have upped totals stretching from central and into northeast zones to note this threat. A quick 1-4″ of snow accumulation will be likely in this zone with trace-2″ of snow elsewhere. The system should lift east of the forecast area shortly after midnight tonight.
Then a stronger storm system will target all forecast zones Thursday night through Friday night. The early thinking is snow will begin to work into western Iowa by later Thursday night and advancing east into central and eastern zones overnight into Friday morning. In addition, strong north/northwest winds will accompany the system Friday with gusts of 30-50 MPH which will lead to significantly reduced visibility like that of the last system that just exited.
We will continue to work out the specifics on the exact storm track and snowfall numbers, but light/moderate amounts north and heavy accumulations across the central and southern part of the state are looking likely. The full image suite for snow both today and Thursday night/Friday are below.
Snow Forecast – Today
Snow Risk Timing – Today
Snow Probabilities – Thursday night through Friday night
The final forecast for this event will follow soon. Stay tuned to Iowa Storm Center.com for the latest updates.
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