CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – If you plan to travel on Sunday, you may want to rethink when more than…
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – If you plan to travel on Sunday, you may want to rethink when more than half a foot of snow is expected in southern Iowa.
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of southern and southeast Iowa. It will take effect on Sunday morning and continues through midnight.
“This storm system will affect all day Sunday,” was the first alert Storm Meteorologist Justin Gehrts. “From Friday night, it looks like the storm’s brown will move through our area during the day on Sunday and will clear out late Sunday night.”
Heavier snowfall is expected in southern Iowa, based on the current road of the storm. More than six inches of snow could fall areas south of Interstate 80, with a 4-6 “spot between Highway 30 and Highway 20. The areas in the north will see lesser amounts. Winds will blow over 30 mph, reduce visibility and Snow-blown snow conditions.
“The snow forecast may change before the storm reaches the center of the west,” added Gehrts. “Even a 20-mile shift in the highway can mean a big difference in snowfall. Things will become clearer when the storm comes closer. “
After Sunday’s snow, the next chance of precipitation will be late next week at below normal temperatures.