The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Johnston has issued a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for the Perry area as Sunday morning’s rain and breezy east winds, gusting to more than 30 mph at times, will transition to snow Sunday night and into Monday morning, with four inches possible.
The strong early spring storm system will see rain expanding across the area Sunday and changing to snow Sunday night through midday Monday, according to the NWS. Most of the snow will accumulate north of U.S. Interstate 80 but could extend as far south as Iowa Highway 92.
The heaviest snow will fall between midnight and noon Monday, likely impacting the Monday morning commute, with snow rates greater than one inch per hour in some places. Travelers should plan on slippery road conditions.
Along with Dallas County, the winter weather advisory comprises Sac, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Audubon, Guthrie, Polk, Jasper and Poweshiek counties.
Along with Perry, cities under the winter weather advisory include Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt, Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard, Casey, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton and Grinnell.
ThePerryNews.com will update this weather story as forecasts evolve.