(Atlantic) Brace yourself…a winter storm is coming! Rod Donovan with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says a significant weather system is moving out of the four corners of the region through Texas and Kansas that is expected to dump heavy snow in Nebraska and into West Central Iowa.
“We are expecting mainly rain during the day today and switching to snow across Nebraska and west central Iowa overnight,” stated Donovan. “There will be a significant amount of snow across Nebraska, and does appear moderate to heavy snowfall will appear in west central Iowa. That area includes Denison south to Atlantic where we could see anywhere from five to ten inches of snow with that.”
Donovan says the storm won’t affect travel until early Saturday morning.
“The big switchover from rain to snow will occur after midnight,” said Donovan, “the worst travel conditions will be after midnight tonight to noon Saturday.”
Rod Donovan says the winds will become strong out of the northeast at 15-to25-miles per hour, but will remain under blizzard criteria.
*Photo from 2009 winter storm
February 3, 2012
6:00 a.m. news