December started out much warmer than normal, but temperatures across Iowa are taking a nosedive. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says it all follows a November where the weather patterns brought much of the state cooler, drier conditions. Manchester received around three inches of snow and rain in November. But while some areas of the state saw plenty of precipitation, it actually ended up being drier than normal overall. Temperatures are expected to be down into the teens and single digits Thursday into Friday, with another dose of Arctic air moving in Monday. Snow is likely for Sunday into Monday, but exact details on possible snow amounts haven’t been nailed down yet. Christmas is less than three weeks away, but Hillaker says it’s still too early to predict whether or not it’ll be a white Christmas.
(Story courtesy of Radio Iowa)