Snow moves in Saturday, lasts all day Sunday

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Eastern Iowa is prepping for this season’s next round of snowfall, expected Saturday night into Sunday.

TIMING

KCRG-TV9 First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara said to look for snow to start after 10 p.m. in many areas and continue all the way through Sunday night.

“While the snow may initially come down moderate to heavy late tonight, it'll generally be a long duration light snow lasting the entire day Sunday,” O’Mara said.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Saturday night and Sunday.

IMPACTS

The National Weather Service said to expect snow covered and slick roadways, with minor drifting and blowing possible in open or rural areas. Winds were expected to be fairly light and generally stay below 20 mph.

“A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties,” said the NWS. “Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”

SNOWFALL FORECAST

O’Mara said to expect a fresh three to six inches of snow across eastern Iowa by Sunday night when the system finally wraps and pulls away further to the east.

EXTENDED FORECAST

Plan on generally quiet weather Monday and Tuesday. The next system will hit on Wednesday with more snow.