Snowy Sunday just the start of an active week

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - A storm system approaches Iowa on Sunday, bringing with it a chance for accumulating snow across eastern Iowa.

Snowfall forecast for eastern Iowa for Sunday, February 10, 2019 (KCRG)

Snow should begin near or just after daybreak on Sunday, from southwest to northeast. Snow, which could be moderate at times, continues until the mid-afternoon before tapering off.

"While this won't be a very intense storm, if we've learned one lesson from the past few weeks, it's that it doesn't take much to cause travel problems," TV9 Meteorologist Corey Thompson said. "Even a couple of inches can make things tricky if you don't adjust your driving habits properly."

A widespread area of one to three inches of accumulation is expected by the time the storm wraps up later on Sunday. Isolated higher totals are possible in the northwest corner of the TV9 viewing area.

After the snow ends, a period of freezing drizzle is possible, adding to travel concerns Sunday evening. This threat will end before Midnight.

"Just give yourself some extra time if you travel during the day," Thompson said. "Leave more distance between you and the car in front of you. Most of all, just reduce your speed and that makes all the difference."

A parade of storm systems is expected this week, as an active pattern continues across the middle section of the United States. The next chance for snow and mixed precipitation will being later Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday.