DES MOINES, Iowa - As we get closer to the expected winter storm in Iowa on Sunday the forecast for expected snowfall is becoming more precise.
We’ll have the newest information on weather and road conditions throughout the weekend on our iHeartmedia Iowa radio stations:
Des Moines AM 1040 WHO
Ames AM 1430 KASI
Cedar Rapids AM 600 WMT
Davenport AM 1420 WOC
Council Bluffs/Omaha AM 1110 KFAB
WINTER ADVISORY and STORM WARNING
A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for Central Iowa at midnight and a Winter Storm Warning begins just south of Des Moines and into southeast Iowa starting at 3 AM on Sunday.
Overnight, it will be cloudy with some isolated areas of rain and freezing drizzle. By 5 AM, snow should start falling along the I-35 corridor and through the Des Moines Metro.
The snow will be heaviest through southern Iowa between 4 AM and 11 AM. The snow in Des Moines will taper off through the noon hour. Eastern and Southeastern Iowa will continue to see heavy snow through mid-afternoon.
Snowfall totals will be highest in southeast Iowa with 5 to 9″ there. Through Central Iowa, Ames and the Des Moines Metro, we will be on the northern edge of the heaviest snow with 1 to 4″ expected.
It will be windy and cold through the day with highs hovering in the upper 20s to 30 degrees and strong north-northwest winds at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts will reach 35 mph. Skies will become partly cloudy through evening.