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Winter storm through Iowa tonight, minor impacts locally

A major system is moving through Iowa this afternoon and evening, bringing heavy snowfall as well as some freezing rain. Snowfall began in Lincoln, Nebraska early this morning and continued pushing eastward through the day. Areas near Omaha have reported nearly 10 inches of fresh snow!

The majority of the snowfall will stay well to our south overnight tonight, though areas through Mason City, Charles City, and West Union could pick up about 1-3 inches of snow. This is where a winter weather advisory will be in place tonight from 6 p.m. until noon tomorrow. Most of southeast Minnesota will see quiet conditions overnight, but a few flurries are possible for areas to the south of I-90.

The northern edge of the system will move through around midnight tonight, pushing out of the region by Tuesday morning. Temperatures will stay cool tomorrow, and breezy winds out of the north will keep wind chills below zero for a good portion of the day.

Chilly conditions will stick around through the rest of the workweek before warming up a bit for the weekend. We're tracking our next potential system for Saturday and Sunday- warm temps could make it a messy one! That's something we'll have to keep an eye on through the next few days.

Amanda Morgan

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