Ready or not, eastern Iowans are going to have more snow this weekend than we did during the entire month of December.
However, that's not saying much: Most locations saw less than 1 inch of snow in December.
Anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of snow, with the heaviest falling in the southeast portion of the KWWL viewing area, is forecast to develop mid-morning Saturday and taper off early Sunday morning, with the heaviest of snow falling Saturday night.
The wind will be light through Saturday evening. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, the wind will increase from the northwest as the surface low crosses the Mississippi River.
At this point, the wind gusts will be near 35 miles per hour, causing blowing snow with reduced visibility and making travel hazardous.
In addition to the wind and snow, it is going to be cold. Sunday high temperatures will occur shortly after midnight and then drop into the single digits as the sun comes up.
Temperatures remain in the single digits throughout Sunday.
There is another chance for light snow as a quick moving low moves across the state Monday night. Too early on snow amounts, but with it being so cold, any amount of moisture will bring some accumulation.