SIOUX CITY | Siouxland could see snow for the first time this fall Friday.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex Ferguson said the best chances of snowfall are in southwest Minnesota and the winter storm system could cross the state border.
"We are not looking at any snow for Sioux City, but for other parts of northwest Iowa, they could receive anywhere from a dusting of snow up to maybe 2 inches up in Dickinson County," Ferguson said.
That system will cause wind chills to be in the teens in Siouxland Friday morning. And the area will experience high wind gusts that could reach 45 mph out of the northwest throughout the day with the highest gusts in the afternoon.
Ferguson said it is not out of line for the first snowfall after the summer months to come in late October in the region.
"This isn't really too unusual ... our earliest measurable snow averages tend to be in the first week of November," he said.
In Sioux City, there is a chance of flurries with a slight chance of snow before 1 p.m. The high is predicted to be 39 degrees.
The weather service advises drivers to be cautious of slick spots and reduced visibility. Due to the high wind gusts, they also warn of loose objects flying and high profile vehicles tipping over or swerving.
Going into the weekend, the weather service said Saturday will be sunny with a high near 47 and a low around 25. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high near 57.