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Several Siouxland counties now under a Winter Storm Warning for Friday

Several Siouxland Counties have been placed in a Winter Storm Warning that will go into effect...
Several Siouxland Counties have been placed in a Winter Storm Warning that will go into effect late tonight and early tomorrow morning, and run through Midnight on Saturday.(KTIV)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 11:52 AM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -Thursday has remained mild here in Siouxland with temperature soaring above average into the upper 40s and low 50s across the area.

Winds have remained light this afternoon as we keep the skies mostly clear and welcome more sunshine to the area.

Looking ahead towards tonight, we will increase our cloud cover as temperatures dip into the 20s for our overnight lows. Light snow will start to enter Siouxland in our western counties late tonight leading into Friday morning. Several Siouxland Counties have been placed in a Winter Storm Warning that will go into effect late tonight and early tomorrow morning, and run through Midnight on Saturday. Other areas of Siouxland are still in a Winter Storm Watch and Winter Weather Advisory as well. Holt County, Nebraska’s Winter Storm Warning will go into effect starting at Midnight tonight and run through 6 pm on Friday. Portions of Northwest Iowa, Northeastern Nebraska, and Southeastern South Dakota will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 6 a.m. Friday and run through 12 a.m. Saturday. Several other counties in our viewing area are still in a Winter Storm Watch and Winter Weather Advisory as well. Snowfall amounts between 4 and 10 inches are expected throughout most of the area throughout the day Friday. Travel may become difficult tomorrow, especially in the afternoon as winds are expected to pick up between 15 and 30 miles per hour.

Friday widespread snowfall becomes possible across the viewing area early in the morning. The snow looks to be sticking around for the majority of the day, with the heaviest amounts possible in northern Siouxland. Highs will be in the low 30s, and winds will remain minimal to start the day, but are expected to pick up in the afternoon between 5 and 15 miles per hour.

Snowfall amounts expected Friday leave northern Siouxland with the best chance to see the most accumulating snow with between 4 and 9 inches possible at this time, with areas potentially exceeding those amounts. Central Siouxland, including Sioux City, is between 3 and 7 inches of potential snowfall as of this morning, and some of our southern counties are looking to get between 1 and 4 inches of potential snowfall by late Friday night.

The snow looks to be exiting our coverage area late Friday night leaving us with clearing skies leading into the weekend.

For the latest weather details be sure to tune in to News 4 at Noon and News 4 Tonight!

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