A good Tuesday to all. Yes, it's as cold as it looks outside this morning. We're talking about temperatures in the single digits (7 degrees) with double-digit wind chills (-13 degrees). And it doesn't get any better, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast.
Here's what they say is on tap for today.
We'll encounter patchy, blowing snow and scattered flurries before 8 a.m., then patchy blowing snow. Skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 19 degrees and wind chill values as low as -15 degrees.
It will be breezy with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight snow is likely, mainly after midnight, with a low around 13 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Areas north of Interstate 80 could see more snow.
When the temperatures drop, more salt isn't the answer to slippery roads. Please use your winter driving skills todaypic.twitter.com/BKVjIMBB4X— Statewide Iowa 511 (@statewideia511) December 10,2013
Good eagle watching on Arsenal Island today. Trees filled with bald eagles and several flying above the open water at the roller dam.— Kurt Allemeier (@KurtAllemeier) December 10, 2013