Heavy snow arrives in Iowa Tuesday, expect slick, snow-covered roads

Plan on a quiet day, then snow arrives tomorrow.
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 5:09 AM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - We continue to focus on the incoming system for Tuesday and associated impacts with it.

Plan on a quiet start Tuesday morning with no precipitation at all until shortly after noon, when heavy snow will start to overspread all of eastern Iowa, coming in from the southwest.

We have concern on heavy snow rates, potentially over one inch per hour, especially in the mid-afternoon through mid-evening hours. Should these rates occur, the evening commute will be extremely hazardous, and you may want to consider avoiding travel during that time.

Later in the evening, the snow may also mix with sleet or freezing rain for a time, then change back over again. Storm totals of 4 to 8 inches appear likely at this time, with snow wrapping up by sunrise Wednesday.

There have been a number of questions about tomorrow...nearly all of them deal with timing of snow vs anticipated...

Posted by KCRG-TV9 First Alert Weather on Monday, December 28, 2020

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