Latest Round of Winter Weather Arrives This Afternoon

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By Aaron Hepker

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Another round of snow is on its way with snow arriving this afternoon. This weather system will bring snowfall amounts that we've already handled so far this season, with the heaviest snowfall occurring south of the KCRG-TV9 viewing area.

Snow will spread northward this afternoon. There will be some dry air aloft, helping to slow down the arrival of the snow. The evening commute may be slower than usual in the southern parts of our area, but in most places it looks like it will be very manageable. Snow will continue tonight, and may be moderate at times mainly south of Interstate 80. Snow will taper off area-wide Wednesday morning.

The farther south you are, the higher the snowfall totals will be. At this time, we are expecting a band of three to six inches of snow roughly south of Highway 30, with one to three inches north. There will probably be a fairly sharp drop-off in snowfall amounts near Highway 20. Locations near the Minnesota border may even receive less than an inch.

Winds from the north will pick up this evening to 15 to 25 mph, causing some blowing snow in open areas. Patchy blowing snow would remain an issue into the day Wednesday, mainly in the south where more snow falls.

We will continue to monitor this system and update our forecast as needed.

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