Major Snow Storm Still Heading Our Way; (2-5 Inches) For Much Of The Area.

Posted at: 04/03/2014 10:49 AM
Updated at: 04/03/2014 5:48 PM

Photo: Photo: ABC 6 News

Photo: Photo: ABC 6 News

(ABC 6 News) - No major changes have been made to the forecast from last night, but there’s a lot to talk about with this major storm heading our way.

We will see the on/off showers today, with a few heavier rain bands coming in later this afternoon, giving way to a few rumbles of thunder. Temperatures keep us pretty warm, so looks like mostly rain, until this evening.

However, once the sun goes down, temperatures will cool off, allowing for that rain/freezing rain/sleet/snow mix. This will last for a few hours, until 2 or 3 a.m. when we see the change to all-snow from west to east across the DMA.

Snow will pick up in intensity throughout the morning on Friday, with 1”/hour snowfall rates possible in the heaviest bands. Morning commute will be a little tricky, due to a little freezing rain before the snow, the wet/heavy snow itself, AND the winds that will be picking up out of the north, blowing the snow around = reducing visibility.

I haven’t touched the snowfall totals from Chief Meteorologist Chris Kuball's forecast from last night. Still pretty comfortable w/ the location & the range (see maps). 2-5” for most of the area, with a few spots a little farther north seeing closer to 8” (north of HWY 14). IA will see significantly less, especially the farther south you go.