More Snow on the Way Tonight, Tomorrow
By Justin Gehrts, Meteorologist
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The first piece of our New Year's weather system brought moderate snow to areas roughly north of Highway 30 on Tuesday.
Reports of two to four inches of snow were common, while only a dusting or less fell from around Highway 30 and the south. The first round of snow will taper off through the evening, giving a break in most of the snow for the first part of the night.
Additional snow will move back into eastern Iowa late Tuesday night and continue through New Year's Day. All of the TV9 viewing area should be affected by this round of snow. While it won't be a heavy snow, it will be fluffy enough to accumulate fairly easily.
Just like Monday's snow, temperatures will be cold enough to cause very slick roads in a short amount of time.
Snow will lighten to just flurries on Wednesday night. Storm totals of 3-6" are likely roughly near and north of Interstate 80; this includes what already fell on Tuesday. The southern part of the area should receive 1-3".
Winds will be relatively light, generally around 5 to 15 mph from the northeast. Blowing and drifting snow won't be a widespread problem.