Eastern Iowa catches a break from winter weather...for a day

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Wednesday looks to bring quiet weather to eastern Iowa. The wind will be lighter and temperatures will be back into the lower 20s across the area, according to Meteorologist Kaj O'Mara. Another system is set to move in later this week.

Wednesday night, temperatures will rise ahead of the next system which could bring chances for fog and a chance for a wintry mix, O'Mara said.

O'Mara said the next system looks to move across the area during the midday hours on Thursday with scattered precipitation.

"As dew points rise and that air flows over the snowpack, areas of fog could be an issue Thursday morning," he said. "This may cause some slick spots on area roads should the fog freeze on contact or if roads become frosty."

As the system moves out of the area, O'Mara said wind speeds will increase, gusting to around 35 mph by Thursday night, and temperatures will fall.

Look for lows to drop to around zero by Friday morning with wind chills colder than -10 on the way to school and work.