WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO HIT THIS AFTERNOON
(Des Moines) Southwest Iowa remains under a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm warning this morning.
According to the latest statement from the National Weather Service, light intermittent snow is expected through mid-morning with under an inch of accumulation. But look out this afternoon, forecasters say a wind blown snow is expected to rapidly intensify by early afternoon and persist into tonight with total snow accumulation of 4-to-8 inches expected with north winds at 20-to-30 miles per hour with higher gusts this afternoon into tomorrow morning.
Visibilities could be reduced to below one quarter of a mile at times due to blowing and drifting snow. Roads will become snow packed and slick. Travel will become dangerous and nearly impossible late today into the early morning hours tomorrow due to reduced visibility and bitter cold wind chills.