(State) Freezing rain is expected later this evening across the southern edge of the KSOM/KS95.7 news coverage area, but State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says the bigger event is coming up this weekend.
“There’s a bigger storm coming across the Midwest on Saturday night and Sunday. The for sure part is it looks to be very substantial storm as far as precipitation amounts. The hard part is its not very clear what track that storm might be taking.”
Hillaker says the bulk of it could go somewhere across Missouri, but the question mark is how far north it might come. Hillaker says it appears their will be a line extending from Lamoni to Dubuque.
“Snow amounts dropping off rapidly northwest of that line and kind of gradually off to the southeast of that where there could be quite a bit of freezing rain and sleet across parts of southeast Iowa and parts of Missouri so definitely a storm to keep an eye on because there will be the potential there for either big snowfall amounts in some areas or a little further south, freezing rain.”
He says some areas could see quite a bit of snow, but it’s still a little early to predict. There is also a third round of winter weather that could be on the way right around Christmas day.