Winter Storm Saturn Bringing Freezing Rain to Waukee Tonight; Northeast Iowa Under Winter Storm Warning

Freezing rain is expected in Waukee about 10 tonight, followed by a mix of rain and snow on Monday. Total accumulations of snow should only be an inch or two.

Ready for some more snow, Waukee, or even worse, freezing rain tonight?

No? Too bad - another winter storm, this one dubbed "Winter Storm Saturn" by the Weather Channel, is headed our way. Forecasters are calling for freezing rain, mixed with sleet or snow, to fall in Waukee by 10 tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for Dallas County and much of the rest of Iowa. The warning begins at 12 a.m. Monday and lasts until noon Monday.

We can expect about an inch of snow Sunday night, plus sleet at times. A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected Monday as the high creeps above freezing during the day, reaching 34 degrees.

The National Weather Service says snow is likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 9 a.m. Monday, then rain or freezing rain likely between 9 a.m. and noon, then rain likely after noon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no ice or snow accumulation is expected Monday.

Tuesday's forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of snow with a high near 30. It will be windy, with a north-northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Northeast Iowa, including the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area, will get dumped on in this storm, forecasts say. Six to 10 inches of snow could fall, or even higher amounts in the north and northeast part of the state.

But then again, last week's Winter Storm Rocky was only predicted to drop a couple of inches of snow on the area. Instead we were slammed with about 9 inches of snow. Only time will tell if the new predictions are correct and if March will truly come in like a lion.


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