Snow to start falling late tonight, continuing into Saturday

Snowfall Forecast - 01-11-19 PM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The first widespread snow of the year is expected to fall this weekend. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect late Friday night through Saturday evening for areas along and south of Highway 30.

First Alert Storm Team Team Meteorologist Justin Gehrts said a minor shift in the storm track has led to a small adjustment in the snowfall forecast farther north.

Two to four inches of snow is likely around Highway 30 and to the south. Locally heavier amounts are possible around Washington and Sigourney and in areas to the south of Highway 92.

Gehrts said the system will produce a sharp snowfall cutoff on the northern edge of the storm, creating a drastic difference in snowfall amounts between Highway 30 and Highway 20. Places north of Highway 20 will see little - if any - accumulation.

Snow will move in from the south late Friday evening and will overspread the area during the overnight hours and continue into the day Saturday. The snow will come to an end Saturday night, Gerhts said.

Blowing snow shouldn't be a significant issue and temperatures should remain around freezing allowing chemical road treatments to be effective.

Gehrts said Sunday looks dry and partly cloudy with high temperatures in the lower 30s. The next chance for precipitation comes Wednesday of next week.