(Omaha) The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 11:00 a.m. this morning through midnight (Saturday) tonight for parts of western Iowa.
Forecaster say a storm system will bring rain and snow to the area today and tonight. An axis of moderate snowfall will occur across portions of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, generally along a line and north of Interstate 80 where 3-6 inches of snow is forecast.
The area counties named in the watch include; Pottawattamie, Harrison, Monona, Shelby, Audubon, Carroll, and Crawford. In addition all of northwest and North Central Iowa is in this 13-hour advisory.
The Weather is predicting that rain is expected to mix with and change over to snow through the afternoon, then end this evening. General snowfall amounts will range from 2-5 inches, with higher amounts just northeast of Interstate 80.
Winds are forecast to become north to northwest and increase to 15-to-20 miles per hour throughout the day.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
December 3, 2011