Winter Storm Will Bring Snow For Much of Iowa This Weekend

Radar images this morning show the storm heading head

Fri: High: 40 Cloudy; rain showers likely; changing to snow into the night. Winds won't be as strong, so wind chills won't be as bad.

Our first decent snow of the season still appears on target for the weekend.

"Be ready to wake up to several inches of snow on the ground tomorrow morning with perhaps an additional 1" during the day on Sunday. Colder pavement temperatures will also allow the snow to stick more efficiently. The rest of the day is partly sunny to mostly cloudy and breezy.

Shoveling and plowing operations are likely to be needed in preparation for the National Football League playoff game in Kansas City on Saturday afternoon. It's out of here early Sunday morning. AccuWeather.com predicts 6 to 12 inches of snow in those areas.

Portions of central Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont and extreme southern Maryland.

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Areas can expect generally 2-4 inches with higher amounts South and West of Metro area. Slick conditions are expected and the visibility will drop within the heavier bands.

The timing of this system continues to favor light snow arriving in places like Burlington and Galesburg just before midnight tonight.

"This storm may become an overachiever when it comes to snow and ice".

The Chicago area could start to see snowfall starting late Friday and going much of the day Saturday as most of IL was under winter storm warnings and advisories, with up to 9 inches of snow forecast for southwest parts of the state.

As the storm departs late Sunday into early Monday, colder air will wrap in behind the storm, turning any rain or mix back into snow for a few hours.

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