Snow and blowing snow results in slick travel tonight, exercise caution

Snow and blowing snow results in slick travel tonight, exercise caution

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Snowfall moves across eastern Iowa again with a winter weather advisory in effect.

The latest satellite and radar data


The latest satellite and radar data.  
(KCRG)

Compared to the snowfalls last week this one is more of a light and fluffy variety. 1 to 3″ should be common with this fast-moving storm ending by midnight. Due to its light, fluffy nature combined with winds picking up, blowing snow and slick travel will become a concern. Even after snow has stopped falling, look for blowing snow to lead to reduced visibility and slick travel on Friday.

Wind Forecast
Wind Forecast(KCRG)

Due to its light, fluffy nature combined with winds picking up tomorrow, blowing snow and slick travel will become a concern. Blowing snow will take place tonight through the Friday morning commute. This will be most likely in open areas, especially outside of cities and towns. Plan on giving yourself extra time. Slow down on snow and ice-covered roads, and assume that things that look wet are icy. Give yourself extra stopping distance at intersections and between you and cars in front of you.

Wind Chill Advisory
Wind Chill Advisory(KCRG)

A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect on Friday morning for wind chills from -10 to -25, falling into the -20 to -40 range by Saturday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect on Friday morning with wind chills in the -10 to -25 degree range. The chill falls into the -20 to -40 range again, causing frostbite in 10 minutes or less on Saturday and Sunday morning. Make sure to bundle up and cover up as much exposed skin when venturing out.

Wind Chill 5 Day Forecast
Wind Chill 5 Day Forecast(KCRG)

Warmer weather is ahead next week with highs back into the upper 10s and low 20s by Sunday afternoon after a morning that starts well below zero. The warming trend continues into next week, with highs in the 30s for most each day. Overnight lows will likely be in the upper 20s to low 30s, providing some of the warmest days overall that we’ve seen in some time.

Early Week Wintry Mix
Early Week Wintry Mix(KCRG)

This same time will also feature a few disturbances that could generate rain showers or a little bit of a wintry mix. The difference in precipitation type will depend on the time of day, and whether air temperatures can suitably warm above freezing despite the deep snowpack we have in place. These details will become a bit clearer over the next few days, so stay with us until then.

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