The next storm system will hit tonight into Saturday with rain across much of the state and snow northeast. Read on for the details…
Our next storm system will move through tonight starting as rain across western Iowa with the moisture quickly pushing east into the central and eastern part of the state overnight into Saturday morning. The system will have enough cold air with it that some of this rain will transition over to snow from north central to northeast Iowa, specifically near the highway 20 corridor and points north. It’s even possible that some snow flakes can mix in further west across northwest Iowa as temperatures cool early Saturday morning. Precipitation will taper off across western Iowa early Saturday morning and central Iowa later Saturday morning. The system will exit eastern Iowa by early Saturday afternoon.
Rainfall amounts will be generally 0.10-0.25″ across the state with locally higher from central to northern Iowa. Snow accumulation will be fairly light with perhaps a quick trace-2″ from north central to northeast Iowa and locally 2-4″ in extreme northeast Iowa. Main snow accumulation will be on grass and elevated surfaces. Refer to the rain and snow models below for your specific location.
The pattern will continue fairly active with another quick pulse of rain/snow across central and eastern Iowa on Sunday. I will have another update that will follow this one later so make sure to check back. The precipitation amounts with this one will be light as well. I am watching for another system around April 5-7th and as of right now this one looks like a combo of rain and snow.
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