WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Arctic air moves through eastern Iowa - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Arctic air moves through eastern Iowa


by Meteorologist Eileen Loan

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Sunday morning was very spring-like with temperatures in the 40s and 50s before the strong Arctic cold front raced through the state.

Temperatures dropped about 15 degrees in 10 minutes.  The Arctic air has continued to flow into eastern Iowa Sunday night and is expected to linger through the beginning of the week.

Temperatures will plummet to below zero Sunday night with strong winds continuing.  This will create wind chills from 15 to 20 degrees below zero.  These are dangerous levels so do not go outside for any length of time without being properly bundled up.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect for the northeastern portion of the viewing area from Midnight into Monday afternoon.  Air temperatures will only reach into the single digits above zero to Monday's highs before dropping back into negative territory Monday night.

It will be slightly warmer on Tuesday (in the teens) as another system moves through. This will bring a good chance of snow to the state and we could see 2 to 6 inches of new snowfall. Another system is slated to bring more snow on Thursday and Thursday night.

Click here for the very latest conditions from the Storm Track Seven Weather Team.

Online Meteorologist: Eileen Loan
Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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