What a great day of 40s we enjoyed Thursday and more warm highs are on the way Friday. Highs will be in the upper 40s tomorrow...might see some 50s close to the metro.
The stream of heat is going to keep us very comfortable through the end of the workweek.
The next storm is moving our way, but the warm temperatures are going to keep the moisture all liquid through Saturday morning. There will be snow in northern Iowa. Along the Iowa/Minnesota border we could see 5 to 8 inches of snow. There is a Winter Storm Watch for that portion of the state...but it does not start until 12AM Saturday.
We will even have a chance for isolated thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday morning.
I think maybe an inch of snow will fall as close as Ames. Heavy snow around Algona to Mason City to Dubuque. Those folks could see 5 to 8 inches of solid moisture and very windy conditions taking down visibilities and making a mess of roads.