2-4" of Snow Expected with Latest Storm System
By Justin Gehrts, Meteorologist
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A fast-moving weather system is passing across the state today, bringing with it yet another round of snow. Most of the widespread snow will fall during the morning, with lighter and more scattered snow showers during the afternoon. The snow could be heavy at times during the morning, especially for areas within about 40 miles of the Mississippi River. Some blowing and drifting snow will also be possible in open areas today due to winds of 10 to 20 mph. Snowfall amounts between two and four inches will be common generally east of Highway 218, with lower amounts west.
Because the snow will be falling over a relatively short time, roads will be snow-covered more than they otherwise might be. Fortunately, temperatures will be in the 20s this afternoon, which is easily warm enough for road treatments to be effective at melting the snow. Areas west of the TV9 viewing area will experience less snow, so travel in central and western Iowa will be better than eastern Iowa.