11:45 PM UPDATE: Roads Completely Covered East of the Metro

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The first band of snow currently continues to move steadily east-to-southeast across the state, generally along and around a line from Spencer to Burlington. This has already dropped one-to-two inches across the state and will likely leave some light accumulations. Roads east of the Des Moines metropolitan area are already completely covered, around Newton and Grinnell. This includes a good chunk of Interstate 80 from Colfax to north of Guernsey. Things will likely only deteriorate throughout the night. Definitely try not travel tonight if possible, otherwise take it easy if you must.

A second round of precipitation is heading southeastward as well from the Northern Plains. This will have the bigger punch of precipitation with it overall. The end totals from this system will remain in the 4-6″ range overall for the northeastern half of the state, potentially higher. We will have an updated look at totals with the next update.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for much of the area until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. 10-20 MPH winds with gusts to 35 MPH will create blowing and drifting of the newly fallen snow. Visibility will be greatly reduced at times and will lead to dangerous travel. Please take your time if you must travel tonight or tomorrow morning. 0091

Stay tuned to the Iowa Weather Network for the latest updates!

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