Hazardous Weather Outlook: Southwest/West Central Iowa: Sun-Mon. March 17th-18th 2013

Weather

March 17th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES:MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT- PAGE-

414 AM CDT SUN MAR 17 2013

DAY ONE…SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT: RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT. AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 IN IOWA…COULD SEE SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES BY MONDAY MORNING. AREAS TO THE SOUTH SHOULD SEE AMOUNTS LESS THAN AN INCH…WITH LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION NEARER THE KANSAS AND MISSOURI BORDERS.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL DRIVE A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. THE RAIN COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS LATE AFTERNOON IN PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…THEN SPREAD EAST AND SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REST OF THE AREA THIS EVENING. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW DURING THE EVENING IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA…THEN BY MIDNIGHT IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA. THE CHANGE TO SNOW IS EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: BEHIND THE COLD FRONT ON MONDAY…NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO KICK UP INTO THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH SOME GUSTS OVER 40 MPH POSSIBLE.