Be sure to plan ahead for slow and difficult driving conditions around the area today as freezing drizzle and snow will impact the morning and evening commutes. Freezing drizzle overnight has made for slick road conditions on untreated surfaces and lesser traveled roads. Drizzle will continue into the mid-morning before changing over to all snow for the afternoon, lasting into the late evening. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the entire KTTC viewing area until midnight. We'll likely reach our high temperatures in the lower 30s during the morning hours and then see temperatures falling into the 20s during the afternoon. Winds will be blustery today out of the northwest at 10-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Will also need to watch out for areas of blowing snow at times today, especially in areas prone to blowing.
Tonight, periods of light to moderate snowfall will continue through the evening and wrap around midnight. Much of the area could see 2-4" of accumulating snow with high totals to the north and northwest. Lesser totals of 1-2" of snow are more likely to the south of I-90, mainly across northeastern Iowa. Overnight lows will be in the upper teens with gusty winds out of the northwest at 15-20 mph and gust near 30 mph.
Quieter conditions arrive in the region for Tuesday as high pressure takes control. Clouds will be likely in the morning with gradual clearing during the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the mid 20s with breezy west winds. Wednesday will ring in 2020 with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 30s. Similar conditions are expected for Thursday but with more clouds than sun.
Thursday night into Friday could see a slight chance for light snow with highs in the lower 30s. Cloudy skies remain for Saturday with highs in the lower 30s. Sunday and Monday will see highs in the mid 20s with partly sunny skies.