A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 5 PM for Hancock, Kossuth, and Wright counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 PM for Franklin. Snow will continue through the day.
The snow in northern Iowa will gradually end from west to east late this afternoon. Total accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible. Visibilities may drop to under a mile during periods of heavier snow. Wind speeds will be 5 to 15 mph with negligible blowing and drifting. Snow covered roads and walkways will cause travel to become hazardous. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.
Some light snow and flurries may develop for Central Iowa this evening. Snow becomes more likely early Wednesday morning in the central and southern parts of the state. Up to 2″ is possible through early afternoon on New Year’s Day.
Temperatures will remain below average for the entire week, ranging from the single digits to the 20s. The next chance of snow will be on Saturday ahead of another push of cold arctic air.