Snow is on the horizon, despite a mild start to the week

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Monday was the warmest day in exactly one month, when highs hit the upper 40s to upper 50s on January 26. Tuesday will be even milder than Monday, and everybody should be in the 50s. A few places in southern Iowa will make a run for 60 degrees. Temperatures will come down a bit on Wednesday, but are still going to be above normal, as clouds thicken and a chance of showers comes in later in the day.

That same system will drag down cooler air Wednesday night and Thursday. Before precipitation ends, rain should switch over to snow across eastern Iowa. It’s too early to say how much will fall, but accumulations are certainly possible. The timing of snow would be in line with the morning commute, so even if we don’t get much snow, it would still affect traveling. The temperature will be high enough to make it a wet, gloppy snow.