Blizzard warning in effect from 6 am Thursday to 6 pm cst friday, Winter weather advisory is cancelled.
The NWS in des moines has issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect from 6 am Thursday to 6 pm cst friday. The winter weather advisory has been canceled. The blizzard watch is no longer in effect.
Temperatures will gradually warm through the early evening hours. While a mix of light rain and freezing drizzle is possible this evening it would be brief and will not warrant a winter weather advisory. As a result the winter weather advisory has been canceled. Although the winter weather threat has lessened for tonight, showers and even some thunderstorms are possible overnight into Thursday morning. Hail up to the size of nickels is possible over the far southern portions of the warning area. The precipitation will transition to snow during the morning hours and there may even be periods of thunderstorms with snow early. 4 to 7 inches is expected by late Thursday. In addition to the snow, a northwest wind will increase to 25 to 40 mph with gusts around 50 mph. The wind is expected to produce blizzard conditions through friday when the wind is finally expected to diminish.
A blizzard warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.
Loads of fun ahead, just loads.