Cedar Rapids, Iowa – The Upper Midwest is being hit by the first major storm system of the season, with snow falling in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. A winter weather advisory is in effect for those parts of northeast Iowa where snow is likely to fall overnight throughout parts of the region.
“This storm will bring precipitation to our entire area but the greatest impacts will be felt in northern Iowa. The rain and wintry mix we’ve seen in much of our area will turn to snow tonight once a cold front passes through. The precipitation will then fall as all snow overnight,” First Alert Storm Team Chief Meteorologist, Joe Winters, said.
Through Saturday morning, a trace to two inches of snowfall is forecast in northeast Iowa. More snowfall is forecast for closer to the Minnesota border, with towns like Decorah and Charles City receiving two to five inches.
“While much of our area will see snow amounts on the low end of this system, the quick temperature drop tonight will cause any areas with wet roads to quickly freeze over,” added Winters.
On Saturday morning, the system will move out of the region, leaving bright skies for the rest of the day.