(Des Moines) Mother Nature just can’t seem to make up her mind up these days. A major weather change is in our rear view mirror after back-to-back fifty-degree days. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for central Iowa including; Adair and Guthrie Counties from Thursday morning through late Thursday night.
Roger Vahalik, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says there is a system moving off the west coast that is expected to move into the central and southern plains and then deepen rapidly Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon through Iowa.
“The system will start off as rain and even some thunderstorms across the southern portion of the state and it will rapidly change over to snow by Thursday morning,” stated Vahalik. “We are expecting a big weather change to occur early Thursday morning.”
Vahalik says currently three-to-seven inches of snow is forecast across the Blizzard Watch area, but it’s still too early to tell the exact path of the storm.
“There is still some uncertainty about the exact track and how this entire system will evolve, so it could change somewhat,” said Vahalik. “The far southwestern portion of the state could still see a couple inches of snowfall, very strong winds and inclement weather especially Thursday morning into the afternoon hours. So folks need to be aware of that.”
February 18, 2014