Snowfall possible later this week along with much colder temps

Snow Roads, Snow On Asphalt, Rural Roads

Des Moines, Iowa – Winter may be making a very timely arrival later this week. The winter solstice will occur at 10:28 A-M Central Time on Thursday and forecasters say Iowa may see snow fly about that same time as much colder weather arrives, as if on cue. Meteorologist Cory Martin, at the National Weather Service, says they’re tracking a storm system that will be moving across the Northern Plains in the Thursday-Friday time-frame.

Since it’s still several days away, forecasters are shying away from predicting just how much snow will fall and where, though Martin says it’s likely most of central and southern Iowa will see little-to-no accumulation.

With the Christmas holiday coming up, there will be plenty of motorists on the roads later this week. Martin says the state’s main east-west corridor may be wet but it shouldn’t be white.

Another travel hazard on Thursday and Friday could be strong, gusty winds.

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