(Des Moines) Forecasters say a winter storm is heading for Iowa this afternoon.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon to day to noon on Friday for all of southwest Iowa. Forecasters are saying that snow will begin over the southern third of the state around noon today. The heaviest snowfall will develop quickly after it begins and last for about 6-hours before diminishing somewhat this evening.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Des Moines say snow accumulations will range from 6-9 inches. To make matters worse easterly winds will increase to 15-to-25-miles per hour reducing visibilities to one quarter of a mile or less.
Travel is expected to become hazardous due to poor visibility and icy and snow packed roads.
February 21, 2013