WINTER WEATHER: Freezing Drizzle Tonight
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY is in place until 6am Friday Morning. Periods of light freezing rain or drizzle will be off and on through the overnight. Very minor ice totals are expected, but elevated or untreated surfaces, including bridges and overpasses could become slick.
Friday will be much colder and windy. Highs will only be in the 20s. Then the weekend will be the focus of attention.
A large storm that will move through the middle sections of the country. It will give us a chance for snow by late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. The track of this storm is critical to the amount of snow we will see in central Iowa as a sharp cutoff from 3″+ to very little snow is likely on the NW side. At this point, we expect Des Moines to be on the low side of the totals, with northern Missouri and SE Iowa taking the brunt of accumulations.
Even without significant snowfall on Sunday, temperatures on Monday will plunge into the single digits for much of the state.