Sun. Feb. 14 7:15pm Update
All winter weather advisories have now expired across the area. A few light snow flurries or showers will be possible overnight but additional accumulation is not expected to be significant. Winds will also diminish through the overnight hours as well.
Sun. Feb. 14 4:30pm Update
The back edge of the snow is quickly approaching the area with flurries expected after 6pm. Winds will begin to diminish through the overnight hours as well. So far around 2" has fallen in Sterling. Most locations appear to have picked up between 2 and 4 inches.
Roads will still be slick through the evening and overnight hours so use caution if you have to travel.
Sun. Feb. 14 12:30pm Update
We've got another round or two of moderate to heavy snowfall that will be moving through over the next hour before we see the end of the activity. Latest regional radar showing a heavier band of snow near the QC approaching from the west with snow ending now in east central Iowa. Snow will come to an end here locally by later this afternoon. Still expecting 2-4 inches total.
Sat. Feb. 13 8:45PM UPDATE:
Winter Weather Advisory in place through Sunday evening for 2-4 inches of snow and reduced visibility at times creating hazardous travel conditions.
Going forecast still looks on-track for 2-4 inches here locally with higher amounts just off to the south and west of the area.
Snow will begin to overspread the area overnight with the steadier snowfall arriving prior to sunrise Sunday lasting through the morning and early afternoon hours before tapering off and ending Sunday evening. Gusty winds will be likely Sunday morning through the afternoon which may cause some blowing and drifting on area roads.
11:45am Saturday, Feb. 13
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 9pm this evening lasting until 6pm Sunday evening.
Snow is expected to develop to the northwest and overspread the entire area by late this evening with the heaviest snows occurring overnight tonight through midday Sunday. Light snow will continue to be possible throughout the afternoon and evening hours Sunday before tapering off and ending Sunday night. Strong winds are expected during the morning and afternoon hours Sunday which may cause some blowing and drifting issues especially in rural areas reducing visibility at times.
Total storm accumulations are expected to fall in the 2-4 inch range locally, with isolated higher amounts possible.
If you plan to travel overnight Saturday through Sunday make sure to leave plenty of time to get to your destination as travel is expected to become difficult by Sunday morning.
Hazards: Snow covered roadways, blowing and drifting snow, strong winds gusting to 30 MPH, 2-4 inches of snowfall with locally higher amounts possible.
Timing: Late Saturday night through much of Sunday.