A Little Weekend Snow; A Lot Of Cold Next Week

Minnie Murray
January 28, 2019

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Thursday as the strong northwest wind is causing blowing snow to create icy roads across central Iowa.

The national meteorological service reports a multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

The brunt of the cold air will be felt Friday morning with wind chills between -20 and -30 degrees!

The NWS warns that frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken.

Looking ahead, however, the National Weather Service is calling for more snow next week, with several inches of accumulation possible Monday night. Make sure you dress up in plenty of layers and wear a hat & gloves. That system bears watching as we could see enough warm air surge in to allow rain to mix in. This will easily be the coldest air of the season, and it's going to stick around through the weekend. Blowing snow is expected to be an issue Thursday as the winds pick up from the northwest 15-20 miles per hour, gusting up to 35 miles per hour at times. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 16.

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