DES MOINES, Iowa -- Get ready for some major melting over the weekend before some hazardous conditions move into the state.
A light rain-snow mix will move across the state early on Sunday, dropping accumulations with the heaviest totals in northern Iowa. Wind gusts will reach up to 25 mph, so blowing snow could affect travel on Sunday.
The bigger system will move in Tuesday, and there are still quite a few elements that will need to be monitored over the next few days to determine the specifics, but here is what we know so far -- A large system will set up late Monday through early Wednesday. We expect measurable snow with totals between 6 and 10 inches, maybe even a foot in some northern areas, by Wednesday.
Central Iowa will see between 6 and 8 inches of snow.High winds and the extra snow will make travel difficult for the Tuesday evening commute.
Here's where things will get messy -- Wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph will make for hazardous travel conditions Tuesday evening.
Temperatures in the teens and 20s will roll in Wednesday until the end of the week.
Be sure to stay informed over the next week, as we continue to bring you the latest updates.