What does this mean for you?
People need to pay close attention to weather forecasts today. There will be snow on the ground by the morning commute, but not huge amounts. By afternoon that will be a very different story.
Ottumwa officials say residents should get their cars off the streets if possible and keep in mind the guidelines for a city-declared snow emergency. The more cars are off the streets, the easier it will be for plows to get through.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning that goes into effect at noon and runs through noon Wednesday.