We will see several weak storm systems this week and each of them will deliver the chance for rain/snow so read on for the details….
Another storm system will slide through north and central Iowa later this afternoon/evening. Rain showers will start to increase in coverage across northwest Iowa and gradually spread east into north central Iowa by Tuesday night. As cold air begins to sink south, snow will likely mix in across the northern two county rows for places like Algona, Spencer, Mason City and adjacent areas. Not anticipating any snow accumulation here due to warm surface temperatures. The system will lift east of the area by Wednesday morning. Forecast radar below.
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Rainfall amounts later today through tonight will range 0.10-0.25″ in the green shaded zones and will also have spots of 0.25-0.50″. Rain model below.
Round 2 will hit on your Thursday with a cold front and all rain. This does look to be a central to eastern Iowa event so likely will see either showers or just a general rain in those zones during some of the day Thursday. As the cold front makes it’s way across the state, gusty northwest winds will follow and for this reason I am considering a wind advisory on the site for later Thursday.
Alright, now on to round 3 which is something to watch through the rest of this week. This would bring minor impacts to some of the state on Saturday. I can’t get too deep into the details yet but will say that a chance of snow exists, especially if you live across south or west Iowa.
Stay tuned to official forecasts from Iowa Storm Center for further updates.