SIOUX CITY | The expected snow bound for Sioux City has been somewhat delayed, but the forecast says several inches are coming for parts of Siouxland.
Up to two inches of snow were forecast to have begun by Thursday night into Friday in Sioux City. Now, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls on Friday morning said there is a 50 percent of snow through 2 p.m. in Sioux City.
The weather service also said there is a Winter Weather Advisory for counties northeast of Sioux City. The Friday forecast for Spencer, Iowa, includes a 100 percent chance of snow, with four inches expected.
The Sioux City forecast high temperature for Friday is 12 degrees, then the temperature will plummet for frigid days until Tuesday.
The weather service places the Saturday morning overnight low at 5 degrees below zero, and the Saturday high is forecast for 3 degrees below zero. After that, the temperature is forecast to drop to 14 degrees below zero on Sunday morning, rise to only 5 degrees below zero in the daytime Sunday, and drop steeply to 23 degrees below zero by Monday morning.
The daytime Monday high is forecast for 3 degrees below zero. Then another big drop will occur overnight to 17 degrees below zero Tuesday morning, before warming follows, with the Sioux City high temperature to finally move above zero, at 17 degrees.
The weather service says Friday snow accumulations will be less than an inch southwest of Sioux City and move higher to the northeast. From three to six inches of snow could fall northeast of Sheldon and Storm Lake up into the Okoboji area.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jan Hacker earlier this week said the weather will be dangerously cold. Hacker said anyone going outside to bundle in layers and wear gloves to protect skin against the extremely low temperatures.