WINTER STORM WATCH ISSUED: 4-8″ of Snow
March is always full of unpredictable weather. On Tuesday and Wednesday of last week Waterloo saw record high temps of 69* on both days. Wednesday even saw the first Tornado Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings of the season in portions of Iowa.
Now, a WINTER STORM WATCH has been posted for 30 counties in Iowa. (as of Saturday at 9:30 PM)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says:
What begins as rain will transition to snow Sunday night with snow continuing through midday Monday. A majority of the snow accumulation will be north of Interstate 80.
Over northern Iowa is where snow accumulations will top 4 inches with areas along portions of the Iowa/Minnesota border around 8 inches. The heaviest snow will fall between midnight and noon Monday, likely impacting the Monday morning commute, with snow rates over an inch per hour in some places.
In addition, strong winds could also create blowing snow, especially Sunday night.
FORECAST MODEL from the Global Forecast System (GFS) by Monday at 12PM:
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