FINAL PHASE OF WINTER STORM...
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FINAL PHASE OF TODAY'S WINTER STORM
The winter storm that's brought snow to the region is on its final legs. One last band of heavy snow will rotate through the area mainly near and east of the Mississippi the next couple of hours. A final burst of heavy snow will deposit another 1-2 inches before tapering off to flurries and ending with the bulk of this will from the Quad Cities northeast the next 2 hours. The hi-res HRRR indicates this for snowfall total snowfall between 2:00 this afternoon and 8:00pm this evening.
At 4:45 the radar indicates the snow band
Here's some snow reports from the Iowa Mesonet so far. These are incomplete but should give you a rough idea of where the heaviest amounts have fallen through mid-afternoon. The area near Iowa City has seen totals in the 7-9" range.
Advisories and warnings are set to expire at 9:00 this evening but travel will remain slow with areas of blowing and drifting snow.
With the storm gone, temperatures Friday will be cold in the range of 20-25 for highs. Wind chills to start the day are expected to be in the range of 5 below northwest to 5 above southeast.