National Weather Service -The morning commute will have significant impacts in many communities this morning due to snow covered roads. Further, in parts of central Iowa as of 6:15am, a band of moderate to heavy snowfall with rates that may be around an inch per hour are falling and will transition eastward this morning into eastern Iowa.
Gusty winds up to 35 to 45 mph will develop this morning and cause blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility, particularly in rural areas. The snow will taper off from west to east from later this morning through this evening.
While the snow will end, the blowing snow and impacts from the event will linger longer and it is probable that the evening commute, while improved from the morning, will not be normal winter travel conditions.