LATEST THOUGHTS ON SNOW TODAY...
Sometimes the weather is your friend, sometimes it's not....more what I would call a big bully! This storm has been more than challenging and with all our whiz bang technology it defied it in about every imaginable way. Today the last leg of this storm is on its way and snow will develop (it's doing it now in spots down south) and move northeast.
Models have been struggling trying to pinpoint snowfall amounts and locations...even as it's happening. The latest GFS does show this and we can use it as a guide. Just remember that it won't be perfect but it you are southeast of a line from about Dubuque to Iowa City and near Ottumwa, you have a crack of seeing at least an inch. (NW of there little if anything). As you get closer to the Mississippi amounts will be greater, especially in EC Iowa and NW Illinois where 2-3" totals are possible.
Any snow should end quickly late this afternoon and evening from west to east. Then we can say good-bye to this bully forever! Next system arrives Sunday evening with a chance of snow mainly north of I-80. Accumulations of 1-2" are possible, especially from HWY 30 north.
By the way, these are the snow totals from last night. 2" at my place. Less than 5 miles away to the south 1/4" Thanks to Rod Rocarek (a plowmaster) for the report.