Accumulating snow potential dwindles as mild temperatures remain

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Tuesday was the warmest day in about three months. Cedar Rapids even tied a record of 64 degrees, set in 2016. Record highs elsewhere remained intact. While record and near-record warmth aren’t in the cards again for the foreseeable future, temperatures are going to remain near or above normal (which is the upper 30s) for several more days.

Our next weather system is still set to arrive later Wednesday, although clouds will move in long before then. Scattered rain showers are possible with that, especially in the southern half of Iowa by evening. Those continue into Wednesday night.

As far as the potential for accumulating snow goes, it’s still there, but is looking lower than it had been. It’ll be a race between when the precipitation ends and whether the temperature can get cool enough to change over to snow. At this time, the snow timing is still Thursday morning, and strong winds could reduce visibility where snow showers do fall. The most likely place for that is in the northeastern corner of Iowa.