A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for portions of northeast Iowa today (Thur., Jan 11, 2018). The forecast has caused some schools to announce adjustments to their class schedules.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of Northeast Iowa. The advisory will be in effect from  6:00 AM this morning until 6:00 PM this evening.

The storm front moving through the area has caused some area schools to issue changes to their school day. To read that list, please click here.

As per the statement, "A strong winter storm system is forecast to produce snow and potent winds to the area late today. A wintry mix of precipitation is anticipated to quickly transition to snow late tonight and continue to transition Thursday morning. The combination of accumulating snowfall and the strong winds may produce poor visibility and difficult travel conditions."

About one inch of snowfall is expected in northeast Iowa. Central Iowa is projected to receive as much as four inches today.

Snowfall Forecast for 01/11/2018 (Source National Weather Service in Des Moines)

The NWS cautions that we may have to deal with slippery road conditions. This morning's commute may be difficult. Quickly falling temperatures will lead to freezing on roads and highways. Blowing and drifting snow could cause visibility issues too.

Forecast Ice Amounts for 01/11/2018 (Source: National Weather Service in Des Moines)

Tonight, bitter cold wind chills will occur over portions of northern Iowa tonight. Wind chill values will drop to 20 to 30 below zero.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.