Southeast Iowa is expected to receive its first significant snowfall of the year this weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning. It will go into effect at 3:00 PM Friday and is expected to last until Saturday night.
Snow accumulation is estimated to be five to seven inches. The National Weather Service says there will be ice accumulation as well, up to two-tenths of an inch.
Motorists are urged to exercise extra caution when making the Friday commute from work. Travel could be difficult with snow and ice. Additionally, wind gusts up to 40 mph could combine with the snow and ice to make visibility an issue.
If you must travel during the storm, the National Weather Service suggests keeping an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in the case of an emergency.