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Major nor'easter to affect northeastern U.S.

The stage is being set for a major nor'easter to affect parts of the Northeast Monday through Wednesday. This system will be responsible for heavy snowfall and strong winds, with blizzard conditions possible along coastal areas from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Blizzard Warnings are in effect along the coast from central New Jersey to the Canadian border.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Polk County

Zone Forecast

  • Late This Afternoon Windy. Cloudy with a chance of rain possibly mixed with snow. Temperature falling to the upper 30s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
  • Tonight Blustery...colder. Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow early in the evening...then mostly cloudy in the late evening and overnight. Patchy fog late. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.
  • Monday Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
  • Monday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.
  • Tuesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Light wind.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Light wind in the evening becoming southeast around 10 mph after midnight.
  • Wednesday Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.
  • Wednesday Night Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.
  • Thursday Through Friday Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the upper 20s.
  • Friday Night And Saturday Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s.
  • Saturday Night And Sunday Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.