Wintry impacts Thursday night into Friday

We continue with Alert Days for the Thursday night/Friday timeframe. A winter storm primarily bringing snow the region will create travel impacts in the stretch.

While snow is the primary troublemaker, there will be a brief period of wintry mix including freezing rain at the onset over north Iowa. A minor icing is possible.

Snow moves in from the south Thursday evening as early as 8 PM in north Iowa. It will spread northward with time over the evening. Snow falls in it’s greatest intensity overnight through sunrise with light snow wrapping up in our area by noon.

Wind will be minor keeping the blowing snow/drifting snow threat to a minimum. On the travel scene, the worst will be during the event lasting into the early afternoon on Friday. Road crews will make quick work of the roads once the snow ends given our mild temperatures.

2-6″ will be the going range for our entire area. A slight edge to the higher end of the range will be emphasized areas near the state line and just south.

There will be some pockets of heavier snowfall in the large band of snow. Pinpointing this activity has been very difficult and isn’t well represented in the data at hand. I do think some isolated totals may have the capability of exceeding the range by a touch, but the the probability is quite low for any one point.