Weather Alert

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The National Weather Service has issued a weather alert for this afternoon. There is a potential for intense snow showers and quick reductions of visibility. Scattered snow showers will quickly reduce visibility below one mile at times from late morning into evening. A dusting to a half inch of snow is possible in areas with any heavier or more persistent snow showers.

This alert covers portions of central and southern Iowa, including Interstate 80 and Interstate 35 south of Des Moines to the Missouri border and is expected to last through this afternoon. The alert covers the counties of Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Polk, Jasper, Poweshiek, Cass, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Mahaska, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose, and Davis. The cities of Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton, Grinnell, Atlantic, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Albia, Ottumwa, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville, and Bloomfield are included in this alert.

Roads may become snow covered in localized areas. Expect hazardous driving conditions and slower travel speeds due to sharply reduced visibility. Motorists should be careful and prepare for quick changes in visibility and road conditions in a short distance as snow showers move in and out of an area.

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