Winter Storms Offer Northern Iowa One-Two Punch

Iowa — The commute could be dicey Friday morning in parts of northern Iowa, as forecasters say the region may get snow — starting tonight — along with a possible coating of ice.

Meteorologist Craig Cogil, at the National Weather Service, says those folks that live across about the northern third of the state need to be aware of winter weather as they head into work on Friday morning.

Another, larger weather system is forecast to arrive on Sunday that could bring more precipitation to much of the state. Cogil says that second storm system is shaping up to be “vigorous.”

Some forecast models indicate the snowfall in segments of northern Iowa could be as much as six inches in that second storm, but Cogil says it’s not clear if the rain/snow line will be in Iowa or Minnesota.

The long-range forecast calls for temperatures to climb back into the 50s by the middle of next week.


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