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Winter Storm Pushes Towards Iowa From Southern Plains

Posted: Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 6:56 am

a winter storm over the southern plains pushes northward towards Iowa early Thursday Morning (National Weather Service Radar)

A wintry mix is expected this Christmas Eve. WeatherEye Meteorologist Paul Trambley says colder air spilling into the region will cause rain to change to freezing rain, sleet and eventually snow. He says that is likely to be followed by bitterly cold temperatures. The National Weather Service says snow and blowing snow will reduce visibilities to less a mile Friday as the colder air keeps into the area. A winter storm watch will take effect this evening through Friday night. hazardous driving conditions are expected during that time frame.

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