Heavier snow expected later in northeast Iowa

Published On: Mar 04 2013 09:40:49 AM CST

Snow has started to fall in northern Iowa, but meteorologists say heavier snow is on the way.

The National Weather Service said an inch and a half of snow had already fallen on Charles City by 5:30 a.m. Monday. The service says the snow band is expected to leave up to 3 inches in some parts of northern or northeast Iowa.

The heavier snow is expected to arrive Monday night, totaling up to 6 inches by sunrise Tuesday and as much as 8 more inches by Tuesday evening before the storm exits to the east. Blowing snow and drifting are expected Tuesday afternoon.

The weather service says travel will become dangerous and all but impossible in some locations.