UPDATED 2:30 AM 1/5/2022:

Mother Nature is set to bring more winter weather our way this evening across most of Iowa.

The good: It will be warmer as the highs should reach the 30s today, but it will be short-lived.

Tonight, the temperatures will plunge and bring along gusty winds, and areas of blowing snow. Winds could gust as high as 50 MPH.

Peak wind gusts may reach 35 to 50 mph across much of the state tonight producing bitter cold wind chills in the teens and 20s below zero. The combination of the wind gusts and a light dusting of new snow could also produce areas of blowing snow and reduced visibilities, especially in rural areas.


From the National Weather Service in Des Moines:


* WHAT...Blowing and drifting snow is expected. Winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chills of 10 to 20 below zero. Light snow or snow showers with a dusting of accumulation possible.

* WHERE...Portions of east-central and northeast Iowa and north central and northwest Illinois.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by utilizing 511ia.org.


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