Hmmm… there’s a Winter Storm Warning out for Cedar Rapids right now. Remember when it was in the low 60s just a couple days ago? Yeah, me neither. Winter is… here.
At 1152pm CST, the temperature at Cedar Rapids, IA is 31 degrees with light snow falling. Like I mentioned before, there’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect until noon Saturday. An area of low pressure is pushing through MO/IL on its way to the Eastern Great Lakes. It took a while for the snow to get going earlier this afternoon, as significantly dry air was in place, but once it made it to the surface, it ramped up in a hurry. As the low shifts east, snow should come to an end around midday, with storm totals of 9-13″ possible. A FOOT OF SNOW! That’ll ruin some pre-Thanksgiving travel plans i’m sure. Thankfully, after the snow ends, high pressure shifts on through and keeps the area dry for the remainder of the weekend. Hope you had your snowblower tuned up already! Otherwise Saturday is going to be a long day of shoveling.
Saturday: Morning snow, trails off by noon. Clearing in afternoon. High 30, Low 9.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 28, Low 5.
TWC: Saturday: Snow early, becoming sunny by afternoon. High 30, Low 8.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 29, Low 6.
AW: Saturday: Colder, snowy in morning. High 30, Low 8.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold. High 26, Low 3.
NWS: Saturday: Snow through 8am, then gradual clearing into afternoon. Temperature falling through day. High 29, Low 4.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 29, Low 1.
WB: Saturday: Blustery and colder, morning snow, then sunny in afternoon. High 29, Low 6.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 29, Low 0.
WN: Saturday: Partly cloudy with scattered snow showers. High 28, Low 5.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 28, Low 1.
FIO: Saturday: Snow (1-2″) in morning. High 32, Low 12.
Sunday: Foggy in morning. High 32, Low 8.
Here we see the snow continuing to fall over eastern Iowa. I guess a foot of snow is penance for having such a warm November to date.