WINTER STORM WATCHES UP....
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MONDAY'S FEATURE POST:
The battle lines have been drawn as the path of this week's winter storm is becoming more clear. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches have now been posted from Colorado to Wisconsin.
Now there still may be some minor tweaks, but the storm will likely cut across the state of Iowa late Tuesday into Wednesday.
There are some big numbers on the table and it comes during a busy travel time, just a few days before Thanksgiving.
Here's the totals from the models through Wednesday night.
To the southeast of the main axis of snow there will be primarily rain. However, as temperatures cool down and the low pressure system exits to the northeast, there may be a mix with some minor accumulations in portions of eastern Iowa (as some of the models above are showing). This area will also be experiencing some pretty strong winds at time as the storm moves through.
This is a look at the forecast for wind gusts on Wednesday on the European model:
There may be a period of 35-45 mph wind gusts (coming in from the WNW) on Wednesday morning and afternoon. The winds will back off by Thursday morning.
Colder air will of course move in behind this system and leave us with a pretty cold turkey day. Here's Thursday afternoon's temperatures:
We'll continue to update you as we fine tune some of the snowfall numbers but the track is pretty well laid out for a winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday through portions of Denver, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin...RK
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