Snow Plus a Major Cooldown Coming Soon

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A cooldown is coming our way with accumulating snow all but guaranteed for our region by the end of this week.

The first snow disturbance on track for our area is a minor one. Beginning late Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday morning, we’ll have the potential for about a half an inch to an inch of scattered light snow accumulation. High temperatures will remain near the freezing mark in the lower 30s on both Wednesday and Thursday, so we’ll stay seasonal in the short-term.

The second snow disturbance is going to require getting out the snow shovels & snow blowers for the first time in quite a while. A major cold front will swing through with snow showers beginning Friday morning and lasting through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations between 3 and 6 inches are expected in Siouxland.

At first, the wind won’t be much of an issue. But as we advance through Friday night it will strengthen with gusts between 25 and 30 MPH creating poor visibility. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings may be on the way from the National Weather Service, so stay with KCAU 9 as we continue to update you on this developing snow situation. Travel will likely be difficult on Friday night and Saturday morning especially.

Moving forward, it will be significantly colder. Low temperatures on Sunday morning may drop into the teens below zero with Canadian high pressure establishing over our region. Below is the forecast air temperature (-12° in Sioux City) on Sunday morning.

The temperature will bump up slightly into Monday and Tuesday before another push of arctic air comes our way leading into next Wednesday.

Stay with KCAU 9 News as we continue to track this system over the coming days. You can also stay up-to-date with our free KCAU 9 Weather App available for Android and Apple devices.

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