CEDAR RAPIDS – Snow banding will set up right over I-380 and possibly I-80. The National Weather Service has now issued a Winter Storm warning for most of the central portions of our viewing area. Those areas in the Winter Storm Warning will see 3-6 inches, those in the Winter Weather Advisory will see 1-3 inches and localized higher amounts can be expected under snow banding.
The Winter Weather Advisory and a Winter Storm Warning are in effect through this evening. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the west central and southern portions of the viewing area, while the Winter Weather Advisory is for the northern portions.
Flurries and light snow will begin anywhere between 9 to 10 a.m. in the northern most portions, the moderate snow to heavy banding will begin around midday and become more widespread.
Roads will become slippery and treacherous throughout the afternoon, especially when the banding begins to set up.
Temperatures are expected to drop late tonight and into tomorrow into the single digits. Winds are also expected to pick up late tonight out of the north around 10 to 20 mph.
Blowing snow will not be a concern, but because this snow will be fluffier it will be likely as winds begin to pick up as the system passes.
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