CHILLY NIGHT: More Snow Over New Years
It will be cold tonight as temperatures drop back into the single digits under partly cloudy skies. Lows in the northern part of the state will be below zero.
The roads are slick overnight as light snow fell on Monday. Here are a few totals:
- Newton: 2.0″
- Ames: 2.0″
- Madrid: 1.6″
- Waukee: 1.7″
- Des Moines: 1.4″
- Saylorville Lake: 1.6″
- Gowrie: 1.0″
- Ogden: 1.1″
A few more weak disturbances will move through Central Iowa on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. Each system will bring another dusting to 1″ to Central Iowa. Tuesday will begin dry, but snow will fall in Northern Iowa. Better chances for snow in Central Iowa and the Des Moines Metro during the evening. Roads will probably be slick when leaving New Year’s Eve celebrations. When Wednesday evening rolls around, we should have an additional 2 to 3″ of snow on the ground. Northeastern Iowa will see the most snowfall over the next two days with an additional 2 to 5″ in that part of the state. A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Wright, and Hamilton from noon on Tuesday through 6 AM New Year’s Day.
Temperatures will remain below average for the entire week, ranging from the single digits to the 20s.