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LOCAL 5 FORECAST: Scattered snow showers possible tonight & Tuesday

Warmer and windy Wednesday

Today turned out to be a pretty nice day as we lucked out with more sunshine than expected in central Iowa. Our highs topped out near 32 degrees with light winds, which is close to average. 

Some light snow showers are expected in central Iowa tonight, but not much more than a dusting is expected. Even more light snow showers will be most likely in northern and eastern Iowa on Tuesday. Anything that sticks to the pavement will likely melt during the daylight hours then refreeze during the overnight hours. Be on the lookout for some slick spots from time to time.

Wednesday and Thursday will be dry, mostly sunny and milder with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s. Colder air returns Friday as highs fall to the 20s. Highs stay in the 20s Saturday, then bump up to the 30s on Sunday.

There's a decent chance that parts of Iowa will receive widespread precipitation Saturday night through Sunday and maybe even into next week. Right now, it looks like this could be a mixed bag of snow, ice and rain. Stay tuned for updates as it does look very active during that time.

Have a good evening!

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