You thought it was cold this morning? Wait for tonight…
January 22nd, 2014 by Ric Hanson
While it’s been cold the past few days, forecasters say even more frigid weather is headed toward Iowa. Meteorologist Brad Small, at the National Weather Service, says it appears northwest Iowa will get the worst of an approaching cold front, but the whole state will soon have bone-chilling temperatures. “There is a Winter Weather Advisory out for a combination of things,” Small says. “We’ve got that northwest wind will be increasing to 15 to 30 miles an hour, gusts could be as high as 40, and there could be some snow showers move through.”
Also, a Wind Chill Warning is posted for much of the state’s northern half from 6 P-M tonight (Wednesday) through noon on Thursday. “We’re looking at widespread temperatures below zero, single digits as well as the teens below zero toward the Minnesota border,” Small says. “That’ll drop wind chills from 25 to 35-below.” Some areas may even see 40-below overnight. High temperatures tomorrow (Thursday) may not even get above zero in some Iowa cities, though highs Friday should be back in the 20s and 30s.