Heavy snow expected in parts of Neb., Iowa

News, Weather

March 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several inches of snow are expected in parts of Nebraska and Iowa. The National Weather Service says up to six inches of snow could fall Sunday around east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The heaviest snow is expected in a swath from around David City to Missouri Valley and Onawa. Up to 9 inches of snow could accumulate in some areas. Weather officials say a winter storm warning is in effect until 7 p.m. A blizzard warning is in effect for a smaller swath in south central Nebraska until 4 p.m.

Officials warn that northwest winds with gusts of 35 mph will greatly reduce visibility on roads. They also warn roads could become slick from temperatures dropping below freezing.