DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Forecasters are predicting several inches of snow to fall across southern Iowa, creating hazardous driving conditions.
The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning will be in effect between 9 a.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Areas affected range from Corning in southwest Iowa to Ottumwa nearly 120 miles east.
The snow will be light Tuesday morning then turn into heavy accumulation by afternoon and evening. It's expected to taper off by Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Roger Vachalek says officials predict between 5 and 8 inches of snow, especially in areas closest to the Missouri state line. Blowing and drifting snow will create hazardous road conditions, especially for people driving home at the end of the work day. Visibility at times may be reduced to half a mile or less.