The National Weater Service in Des Moines has issued a wind advisory for the Perry area for Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with dense fog Tuesday tonight and strong southwest winds at 25 to 35 mph Wednesday, gusting to 45 mph.
Warmer temperatures and higher dew points moving across the existing snow cover will join the recent snow melt in leading to dense fog development Tuesday night. The fog may last well into Wednesday, especially over northern Iowa.
Strong and gusty winds are expected across the area Wednesday as they increase ahead of a strengthening area of low pressure approaching the state. Rain showers around the area may intensify the winds at times allowing for stronger gusts through the afternoon hours.
Along with Dallas County, the wind advisory area includes Polk, Adair, Madison, Warren, Marion, Adams, Union, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Taylor, Ringgold, Decatur, Wayne, Appanoose and Davis counties.
Along with Perry, the wind advisory includes the cities of Waukee, Adel, Des Moines,
Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Albia, Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville and Bloomfield.
Gusty winds may make travel difficult for high-profile vehicles on Wednesday. Use extra caution.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weath story as forecasts evolve.