Getting ready for weekend snow

After a weekend in the 50s last week, we're ready for our first "more-than-a-dusting" measurable snow. Here's the breakdown from our weather partners TV9 and the First Alert Forecast team:

Several inches of snow are possible in southeast Iowa as a storm system moves through the region late Friday into the first half of the weekend. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for southeastern Iowa late Friday night through Saturday evening.

First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist Joe Winters said the storm system will move into Eastern Iowa late Friday night. “We’ll see snow develop over the area as the night progresses Friday,” said Winters. “The snow will continue to fall, especially in our southern areas, through the day Saturday and will taper off during the evening hours Saturday.”

Winters said heavier amounts of snow will fall in areas south of Interstate 80 with two to four inches expected. Areas along and south of Highway 30 could see a few inches of snow, with lighter amounts to the north.

“Winds will be calm and won’t produce any issues with blowing snow,” Winters said. “Temperatures will be close to freezing and that will help with road treatments and being able to melt snow.”

The extended forecast calls for high temperatures in the 30s with the next chance of precipitation coming on Wednesday.

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