(Des Moines) The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Advisory could be extended farther west. As of now a Blizzard Watch is in effect for Adair, Guthrie, Audubon, Carroll and Crawford Counties starting tomorrow and extending into tomorrow night.
Jeff Johnson with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says the weather will start off pretty mild in southwest Iowa with rain initially after midnight before it turns over to snow towards morning.
“It is going to occur mainly in the morning for you folks down in the southwest part of the state,” explained Johnson. “The high will be around 34-degrees so it will be a heavy wet snow, with accumulations of three-to-five inches depending on the location. As the storm moves through the winds will pick up out of the northwest at 20-to-25-miles per hour with gusts in the 30’s. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Cass County goes under some kind of a warning or advisory before this storm moves out.”
Johnson says the 35-mile per hour wind gusts could make travel a little tricky tomorrow afternoon.
February 19, 2014