Weekend Iowa snow storm could dump half-foot in some areas MAPS

National Weather Service

(Des Moines, IA) -- Another winter storm is expected to bring more snow to Iowa this weekend

This storm will move up from Southern Iowa, and most of the state will get something out of it.

"Heavy rainfall along the southern border of the state by 3pm, a wintry mix along I-80 by 6pm, then all snow in Central Iowa by 10pm through Sunday morning." WHO-13 Meteorologist Jerriann Ritter says.

Winter Storm Watch for Eastern Iowa

In Eastern Iowa they're looking at the possibility of roughly a half-foot of snow this weekend. KCRG-TV 9 says it'll start in the afternoon in the Cedar Rapids area, and the storm will spread across Eastern Iowa with heavy snow in the late afternoon and evening, with 4 to 8 inches of snow possible. South of I-80 two to four inches of snow is likely.

About a tenth of an inch of ice is also expected in Eastern Iowa.

Des Moines looks at January snow records

It's already the sixth snowiest January on record for Des Moines, and the area is projected to get another three or four inches.

If Des Moines gets 2-3 more inches of snow this weekend it would become the 3rd snowiest January ,ever.

Four more inches of snowwould make it the 2nd snowiest January in Des Moines.

1st in the record books? Alan Curtis at the National Weather Service says that 37 inches snow was recorded in Des Moines in 1886.

National Weather Service

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