(Area) A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of southwest and west central Iowa until 1:00 p.m. today.
The National Weather Service says snow is expected to fall at rates of one-two-inches per hour at times with total accumulation of three-to-five inches. Thunderstorms may also occur that will produce higher snowfall amounts.
To make matters worse a north wind at 20-35-miles per hour will reduce visibility to less than a half a mile at times.
Forecasters say roads are expected to become snow covered and slushy as the snow intensifies this morning. The heavy wet snow may accumulate on power lines and leafy trees, which may lead to damage.
May 2, 2013