You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Weather Alert: Latest timing, expected totals for weekend winter storm

KCCI Des Moines logo KCCI Des Moines 1/31/2021
map: Forecast © Provided by KCCI Des Moines Forecast

KCCI Storm Team 8 is tracking a weekend winter storm.

Interactive Radar | Weather Alerts | Closings | Road Conditions

Sign up for our Newsletters

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state, including the Des Moines metro area, until 9 a.m. Sunday. A winter storm warning has been issued for eastern Iowa counties surrounding the Waterloo area until 3 p.m. Sunday.

graphical user interface: Forecast © Provided by KCCI Des Moines Forecast

Areas of rain and freezing drizzle will develop Saturday morning and continue through the afternoon hours. A wintry mix is expected to develop later Saturday afternoon, then switch to an all-snow event.

Gusty east winds of 15-25 miles per hour will lead to reduced visibilities and possible damage to tree limbs and power lines due to ice accumulation.

The greatest ice accumulations are expected north of Highway 30. The greatest snowfall totals are expected in the winter storm warning area in eastern Iowa.

The Des Moines metro area can expect light freezing rain and potential icing, along with 1-3 inches of snow and blowing snow.

Winter Storm Warning:

WHAT: Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch.

WHERE: Northeast Iowa

WHEN: From 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday

IMPACTS: Plans on ice and snow covered roads. There is the potential for tree limb damage and power outages with the freezing rain potential and the strong winds.

Winter Weather Advisory:

What: Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch.

WHERE: West central to north central Iowa.

WHEN: From 9 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

IMPACTS: Plan on slippery road conditions. Tree limb damage and power outages are possible with the freezing rain and strong winds.

Futurecast shows rain and freezing rain change over to snow Saturday

TOP STORIES FROM KCCI:

State Rep. Amy Nielsen tests positive for COVID-19

RAGBRAI announces 2021 route across Iowa

Des Moines restaurant to host benefit for father in need of heart transplant

Iowans eligible for vaccine say they can't schedule appointments

ISP reports multiple crashes as winter storm moves in

READ THE FULL STORY:Weather Alert: Latest timing, expected totals for weekend winter storm

CHECK OUT KCCI:Get the latest Des Moines news and weather. The KCCI news team brings you the best in local coverage and all the top stories from across the state.

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from KCCI Des Moines

KCCI Des Moines
KCCI Des Moines
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon