Wind Chills Near Zero Friday; More Snow Looking Ahead

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Thursday as the strong northwest wind is causing blowing snow to create icy roads across central Iowa.

Temperatures Friday morning in were 40-50 degrees below zero, without the wind. The state Department of Health Services wants you to take extra precautions. Snow accumulations around 1 to 3 inches are in tonight's forecast. It urged residents to wear hats and gloves to protect against frostbite and hypothermia.

The National Weather Service Office in Pittsburgh is warning travel on Thursday could be tricky as temperatures plummet and rain transitions over to snow. That snow was, in some areas, expected to fall at a rate of one to two inches per hour. The coldest air of the season and in several years arrives behind it for next week.

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Friday will be a cloudy, breezy day.

Expect mostly sunny skies for Thursday. Next week is a different story: more snow & a big drop in tempreatures.

This will be a cold weekend with highs near freezing. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 2.