Iowa, Des Moines metro likely to get snow in upcoming week

DES MOINES, Iowa - There's a good chance of snowfall across the Des Moines area and throughout central and northern Iowa for the upcoming Thanksgiving week, specifically on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

"Through the evening hours as we start to cool off on Tuesday evening, we'll likely see the entire state gradually transition over to some snow," said NWS meteorologist Brooke Hagenhoff Saturday evening.

Hagenhoof says it's too early to predict exact amounts of snow or where the heaviest amount will fall, but the largest accumulation will likely be be to the north.

"We are looking at the possibility of some light to maybe moderate accumulations across northern Iowa," Hagenhoff said. "As you get into central Iowa, and even to the Des Moines metro it looks like it should be lighter."

Hagenhoff says it's a good idea to keep an eye on the forecast because even light snow can cause travel hazards. The week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods of the year on highways.

There'll be a second system passing through the state Friday into Saturday, accumulating both rain and snow.

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