Snow chances on the way in central Iowa

Light snow Monday night with an eye toward Wednesday storm



METEOROLOGIST ANNE CAMPOLONGO. AND AND YEAH, WE ARE REALLY FOCUSING HERE ON THE IMPACTS THAT WE’LL SEE AS ​​WE HEAD INTO WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND BEYOND. RIGHT BEFORE THE BIG HOLIDAY WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES RIGHT NOW WE ARE COLD, BUT THIS IS NOWHERE WHERE WE’LL BE BY THE END OF THE WEEK HERE AS TEMPERATURES DROP CLOSE TO ZERO BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. IF NOT BELOW THAT. BUT WE’RE SITTING AT 30 RIGHT NOW IN ANKENY 31 IN DES MOINES. FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TWENTIES NOW. I THINK TEMPERATURES WILL FALL OFF HERE TONIGHT AND THEN BY TOMORROW MORNING, WE’RE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. A COLD START TOMORROW. BUT I THINK WE DO SEE MORE IN THE WAY OF SUNSHINE AT LEAST DURING PARTS OF THE DAY HERE ON YOUR TUESDAY. SOME SNOW LIGHT SNOW FALLING ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE. FOR THE MOST PART, WE’VE GOT SOME BURSTS OF MAYBE SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW OUT TOWARDS NEWTON INTO PORTIONS OF JASPER COUNTY, DOWN THROUGH MONROE. AND THEN WE’LL HEAD INTO WARREN AND MARION COUNTIES. WE’VE GOT SNOW OUT TOWARDS KNOXVILLE, PELLA, OSKALOOSA AS WELL. SO SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUED TONIGHT. AGAIN, NOT LOOKING AT BIG IMPACTS FROM THE SNOW THIS EVENING. BUT WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS THE POTENTIAL FOR REALLY STRONG WINDS, VERY COLD, BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES. AND THEN ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT SNOW OR EVEN BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS HERE AS WE HEAD INTO THE MIDDLE AND END PART OF THE WORKWEEK. SO WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE WIND AND THE WIND CHILL WITH MORE ON THAT, WE WANT TO SEND IT OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST CHRIS GLONINGER. HE HAS A LOOK AT THOSE DETAILS FOR THIS PART OF THE FORECAST. AND THE WINDS ARE RAMPING DURING THE SECOND PHASE OF THIS UPCOMING STORM. SO WHERE’S THE SNOW BEGINS TO FALL WEDNESDAY? WE HAVE GUSTS ONLY 15 TO 20 MILES PER HOUR, BUT WATCHES THEY CLIMB INTO THURSDAY EVENING, GUSTS APPROACHING 40 MILES PER HOUR. AND THERE’S A TIME WHERE THOSE WINDS MAY ECLIPSE MILES PER HOUR AS WE GO INTO THE DAY ON FRIDAY. SO EVEN AFTER THE LAST FLAKES FALL, WE’LL LIKELY SEE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AS A BIG CONCERN DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY. LET’S LOOK AT THE TIME LINE. WIND CHILLS THROUGH THE NIGHT AND INTO TUESDAY MORNING, DROPPING BELOW ZERO. YOU THINK THAT’S BAD, BUT LOOK WHAT HAPPENS AS WE GO IN LATER INTO THE PERIOD BY THURSDAY EVENING. AND THEN FRIDAY MORNING, WIND CHILLS BY THAT POINT BETWEEN 30 AND 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. DANGEROUS, COLD WILL STICK AROUND INTO THE DAY ON SATURDAY BEFORE WE START TO SEE THIS BLAST OF WINTER RELEASE ITS GRIP ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. SO FOR MORE ON THE TIMING, WE’LL SEND IT BACK OVER TO AND TALK ABOUT WHEN THAT WAS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE. AND AGAIN, NO ISSUES TOMORROW. TUESDAYS ARE A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK BEFORE THIS SYSTEM REALLY RAMPS UP, GOING INTO WEDNESDAY. SOME SUNSHINE TOMORROW AND THEN CLOUDS BUILD IN BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. WE’RE STUCK WITH THE OVERCAST, GUYS AS YOU START OFF WEDNESDAY AND SNOW GETTS HERE AS EARLY AS MIDDAY. FOR SOME OF US, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE, THEN IT REALLY STARTS TO RAMP AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE DINNER HOUR AND THE COMMUTE HOUR ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, WE’LL SEE ROUNDS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY MORNING. THIS IS AROUND 5 AM SO WE STILL HAVE SNOW ACROSS THE STATE IN THE CENTRAL EASTERN AND SOUTHERN IOWA. AND THE NOTICE BY THURSDAY, CLOSER TOWARDS FIVE AND 6:00, THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TO WRAP UP. WE’LL END WITH THE SNOW BY THURSDAY EVENING, LIKELY. BUT THEN THE STRONG WINDS GET HERE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SO, AGAIN, WEDNESDAY, IF YOU’RE DOING SOME PLANNING FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, IF YOU NEED TO DRIVE, PROBABLY BETTER TO GET STARTED EARLY ON WEDNESDAY IF YOU CAN. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY GET HERE BY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. AND THEN THURSDAY, THAT’S WHEN THE WINDS WILL START TO RAMP UP THE COLD WEATHER GETS HERE, THE COLD TEMPERATURES, THE BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ARRIVE THURSDAY. THEY’LL STICK AROUND INTO FRIDAY. WE HAVE THOSE STRONG WINDS ALL THE WAY UP INTO POTENTIALLY THE FIRST PART OF SATURDAY. SO TRICKY TRAVEL PLANS, AS WE ALL KNOW HERE, AS WE HEAD CLOSER TOWARDS THE WEEKEND. TONIGHT, IT GETS COLD, WILL DROP DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS. AND THEN TOMORROW’S FORECAST TAKES US ONLY INTO THE TEENS, 13, THE HIGH TOMORROW AND AMES, WE’RE TALKING SINGLE DIGITS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE FURTHER NORTH YOU GO TOMORROW AFTERNOON, 8 DAY FORECAST LOOKS LIKE THIS. SOME SUNSHINE TOMORROW, SNOW GETS HERE BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND. EVENING. IT’LL STICK WITH US THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY ON THURSDAY. AND THEN THE BITTER COLD SETTLES IN FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Light snow Monday night with an eye toward Wednesday storm

We are continuing with the themes of bitter cold, strong and gusty wind, and accumulating snowfall as we head closer to the holiday weekend. Interactive Radar | Weather AlertsMonday night will feature light snow, but nothing major. Tomorrow is brighter and sunny, but highs will end up only in the teens by afternoon. Snow begins by Wednesday evening – likely around dinner time or so. Snow continues overnight through Thursday. Blizzard-like conditions could occur especially Thursday when the winds ramp up. Strongest winds look to arrive by Thursday night – with gusts upwards of 40 MPH. Snow ends Thursday night and Friday looks mainly dry at this point. Friday will be our coldest day, with highs below zero and dangerously cold wind chills with the strong winds. The dangerous cold and bitter wind chills stick with us through Saturday. It would be best to avoid traveling Thursday-Friday as of right now. That looks like the worst window of time at this point in time.WATCH: How to prepare for winter weather.Forecast: Monday night: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 7F. SSW winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. Very cold. High 16F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 24F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulation less than one inch.

We are continuing with the themes of bitter cold, strong and gusty wind, and accumulating snowfall as we head closer to the holiday weekend.

Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts

Monday night will feature light snow, but nothing major. Tomorrow is brighter and sunny, but highs will end up only in the teens by afternoon.

winter storm watch

Snow begins by Wednesday evening – likely around dinner time or so. Snow continues overnight through Thursday. Blizzard-like conditions could occur especially Thursday when the winds ramp up.

Strongest winds look to arrive by Thursday night – with gusts upwards of 40 MPH. Snow ends Thursday night and Friday looks mainly dry at this point. Friday will be our coldest day, with highs below zero and dangerously cold wind chills with the strong winds. The dangerous cold and bitter wind chills stick with us through Saturday. It would be best to avoid traveling Thursday-Friday as of right now. That looks like the worst window of time at this point in time.

WATCH: How to prepare for winter weather.

Forecast:

Monday night: Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 7F. SSW winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. Very cold. High 16F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 24F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulation less than one inch.

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