A WINTER STORM ADVISORY is in effect for much of southern and southeastern Iowa starting this afternoon and continuing through midnight.
The storm to the south is going to churn up moisture to Iowa where our cold temperatures will give us the chance for 1-3 inches of snow in the metro... 3 to 5 inches of snow in southern Iowa.
The air is too dry right now for snow accumulation in Des Moines. The snow will really start accumulating later this evening.
By 6 this evening we can expect snow in Des Moines. The last part of the evening commute could be slick.
This snow will end early tomorrow morning....but this is just the first wave of snow. The next round moves in tomorrow night and will continue through Saturday afternoon. We have the chance for another 2 to 4 inches of snow in that time period.
Sunday... there is another storm moving in for the end of the weekend that could leave the area with snow and freezing rain on Sunday. This one looks to move in during the afternoon and evening hours.
One week ago today.... we hit 70 degrees!