Football players and spectators around Central Iowa are going to want to plan for chilly and windy weather this evening for high school football playoff games.
A cold front moved through the state early Wednesday morning. This has resulted in strong northwest winds kicking in across the state. Those winds will not only be strong during the day, but will continue to howl through the evening. The combination of cool temperatures and strong winds will drop wind chills into the 30s across Central and Southern Iowa. Wind chills may even go as low as the 20s north of Highway 20.
Here is a look at conditions around the state at 7 PM tonight.
The word “snow” has been thrown around social media a bit concerning tonight. While there could be a few flurries, mainly in far northern Iowa closer to the Mason City area, the best timing for those will be around 3 to 5 AM Thursday morning. During the evening, skies will be partly cloudy and a few stray sprinkles may pass through some areas, but no widespread or heavy rain looks to occur.
Dress in layers tonight with coats, hats, gloves and blankets, if you will be sitting in the stands. That strong northwest wind will definitely add a bite to the air. Jumping up and down and cheering on your team will help you keep warm as well as encourage the athletes on the field!