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WINTER STORM UPDATE FOR HOLIDAY TRAVELERS
New models are in house for the storm that will create travels problems Tuesday night and Wednesday for the NW third of Iowa. Minnesota, and NW Wisconsin. Based on what I've seen, no major changes on track and intensity meaning much of the area that is under a watch now will be upgraded to warnings later today or tonight. That's already happened in much of Nebraska.
The NWS in the Quad Cities put this out regarding travel.
The snow kicks in Tuesday night and winds down Wednesday morning. Poor travel will likely exist much of Wednesday just just to my west where the advisories are in effect. These are the odds of at least 2" of snow by noon Wednesday..
These are some of the snowfall forecasts that are in effect from various NWS offices.
NWS Des Moines
NWS Green Bay
My area will be in the warm sector and rain will fall here (even some t/storms are possible) where temperatures will be significantly warmer. The only snow would be at the tail end of the storm when a few snow showers or flurries are possible. Little if any accumulation is expected.
Once this system departs, another slow moving disturbance arrives for late Thanksgiving day that will bring periods of rain and snow to the Midwest into Sunday. For my area most of the precipitation should be rain. It could start as a rain snow mix late Thanksgiving day and then change to rain by Friday. Showers are still possible Saturday but look light and scattered in my area. By Sunday snow showers are expected as colder air arrives but again little accumulation is expected in my area. Up north, a different story in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and far northern Iowa where some accumulations are expected. Too early to pin that down yet. This graphic from the NWS gives you a rough idea of the timing and precipitation type. I'll of course have regular updates as things unfold. We'll get through the initial system first.
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