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Heavy snow forecast for parts of Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes

A cold air mass behind a cold front will bring below-normal temperatures across much of the eastern and northern U.S. on Wednesday and allow for snow, heavy at times, to develop across parts of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, mainly from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect across the region.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Polk County

Zone Forecast

  • Today Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
  • Thursday Cloudy with scattered showers in the morning...then numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Thursday Night Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
  • Friday Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
  • Friday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Saturday Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
  • Saturday Night Through Tuesday Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.