CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - A fast-moving weather system will bring snow to eastern Iowa today. Much of the snow will spread in from the west after 9 or 10 a.m. and exit to the east of the Mississippi by around 7 p.m. The heaviest snow will fall between about noon and 4 p.m.
Much of the area should receive four to six inches of snow, with lower amounts probably happening north of about Highway 3. Most of this will fall during the early through mid-afternoon.
Because temperatures are cold and have been for the past couple of days, pavement temps are quite cold. This means that roads may turn slick more quickly than you might otherwise expect. Because of how fluffy the snow will be, tires compacting the snow will also add to how slippery things will be.
Anything that’s not cleared this evening will remain fairly snow-covered through the morning commute Tuesday. Temperatures will drop below zero overnight, which means road treatments won’t be able to do much.
The good news is that winds will be less than 15 miles per hour. Blowing snow will not be a notable concern.