MASON CITY | A winter weather advisory for North Iowa remains in effect through 6 p.m. Friday.
Slippery road conditions and reduced visibility is expected through the day, as winds could drift snow across roadways, National Weather Service forecasters said.
The advisory covers Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Wright and Franklin counties.
The latest band of snow could bring 2 to 4 inches on top of Thursday’s snow.
As a result, Mason City has announced that alternate side parking and the emergency snow route are in effect until further notice.
Mason City Street and Park Supervisor Robert Berggren said the snow removal crew will work in town until 6 p.m. Friday night and will return to work at 3 a.m. Saturday morning to continue clean up.
Friday's temps are expected to stay low with a high of 7 and low overnight of minus 12. Wind chill will be a factor throughout the day, at minus 35 and in the evening.
Temperatures will not improve over the weekend through the New Year.
Saturday will be blustery, with a high near minus 9 and a low of minus 15 degrees. Winds will be constant through the day at 15 to 20 mph, gusting up to 28 mph.
Sunday and Monday will be similar, with highs below zero and lows in the negative teens. Tuesday is expected to be slightly warmer, with a high of 9 degrees.