MASON CITY | December’s mild weather will be leaving North Iowa this week.
The National Weather service issued a wind advisory for Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Wright, Franklin and Butler counties. The advisory was scheduled to end at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
North Iowa could expect sustained northwest winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Wind gusts are expected to be stronger and exceed 50 mph in far North Iowa.
Gusts are expected to be 35-40 mph into Tuesday.
Overnight Monday, temperatures will expected to drop from the mid-60s to below freezing at 22.
Light snow with little to no accumulation is expected overnight as well. Accumulation would be less than an inch. Visibility may be reduced with blowing snow. The National Weather service said travel could be hazardous with low visibility and slick roads.
Tuesday through Sunday will bring lower, more wintery temperatures, with highs in the mid to low 20s and lows in the low teens.
Wind is expected to continue through Sunday. The wind combines with low temperatures could lead to sub-zero wind chills.