Snow tapers off, but wind picks up and will cause blowing snow

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Scattered snow showers will linger into the afternoon, but those will produce little if any additional accumulation. The bigger issue is going to be the strong northwest wind of 20 to 30 mph, gusting to 40 mph. Blowing and drifting snow will be an issue in open areas. Highs will be in the middle to upper 20s this afternoon.

Flurries end early tonight, but the wind remains strong with gusts over 30 mph. That'll send wind chills below zero as actual temperatures fall to the single digits. Tomorrow looks uneventful with highs in the lower 20s.

A slight chance of a light wintry mix develops on Thursday, followed by a snow chance on Friday. There are still questions on how much that system will affect us. Otherwise, cold weather takes hold with highs in the teens to around 20 going into the weekend and lasting through at least the first half of next week.