Heavy Snow, Strong Winds Create Poor Visibility and Dangerous Roads

The Winter Storm Warning goes until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday for much of central Iowa.

Heavy snow fell across the metro through the early morning hours of Wednesday. The DOT has been working hard to keep the roads drivable, but many are still covered in snow. Drier weather is headed our way throughout the late morning and afternoon.

So far totals are coming in between 4 and 7″ with isolated amounts near 9″ in southern Iowa. Visibility will be very low due to strong wind and the strong wind will also keep wind chills near zero Wednesday. The wind is expected to die down through the late part of the day, but will pick back up on Thursday.

Arctic air will move in for the end of the week and stick with us through the weekend. Not only do we have this arctic air mass expected to arrive, but also another round of snow. That will impact the early part of the next work week.

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