National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Snow will continue to spread across much of northern and central Iowa tonight and linger into early Saturday morning. Generally 2 to 4 inches of snow can be expected in the advisory area from across much of north central into northeast and eastern portions of central Iowa. This snow will impact I-35 from Ames to the MN border and from I-80 east of Des Moines toward Iowa City. Expect winter driving conditions throughout the advisory area. Slow down in the snow as visibilities will be reduced with slick, snow-covered roads expected. Some minor blowing and drifting may accompany this snow early Saturday morning. Farther to the south and west a light rain or light snow mix will be more predominate with little in the way of accumulation. More details for your location can be found at https://weather.gov/demoines.
After the precipitation ends Saturday it will start an extended stretch of weather with mainly dry conditions which will last through at least Thanksgiving. This should allow for good travel conditions across Iowa leading into the holiday. The weekend and early next week will start out cool however with highs no better than the 20s and 30s Saturday and Sunday before warming somewhat into the 30s and 40s Monday and Tuesday. Milder, above normal temperatures are forecast for Wednesday and Thanksgiving however when highs may reach the 40s to lower 50s. More details for your location can be found at https://weather.gov/desmoines.
Be sure to take it slow in the snow and around any snowplows when traveling. Roads may become snow-covered and slick as snow moves into northern Iowa this evening. Please check out these resources before traveling and delay travel if necessary. Find the latest forecast information at www.weather.gov/desmoines