Travel Will Be Slowed As Snowfall And Light Ice Glazing Predicted For NW Iowa

Northwest, Iowa — Forecasters say wintery weather will return to Iowa’s northwestern half on Tuesday and it’ll mean slow-going for traffic with two-to-four inches of snow possible along with a light glazing of ice.

Meteorologist Brad Small, at the National Weather Service, says a Winter Weather Advisory is posted from 6am to 6pm Tuesday for seven counties in the far northwest corner of the state.

The pre-winter storm could have a significant impact on the roads and travel, Small says, especially for areas like Estherville and Algona, where snowfall may be the heaviest.

The snowfall is expected to taper off along a line of cities that includes Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Ames and Waterloo. The snow that falls will likely be sticking around for a while, as bitter cold weather will come behind the storm front.

Find out about the latest road conditions by calling 511 or log on to the Iowa DOT’s travel information website

You can keep up to date with winter conditions in the local broadcast area by listening to KIWA.