Developing: Iowa Blizzard May Disrupt Caucus

Could a major upcoming winter storm impact the Iowa caucus on Monday?

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“After months of campaigning and jockeying for position, the 2016 Presidential Election season officially gets underway Monday, Feb. 1, with the Iowa Caucuses.

Voters from Iowa’s 99 counties will meet in caucus as the first step to determine who will represent the state at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

However, a winter storm moving from the Intermountain West is likely to cause snow to spread over a large part of the central and northern Plains during Monday night and Tuesday.

Snowstorm unfolds as thousands gather for caucuses

The voting prospects weather-wise could become precarious before the close of the caucuses because of the incoming storm system, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde stated. The heaviest precipitation will arrive in part of the state during Monday night.

The caucuses are scheduled to be begin at 7:00 p.m. CST.

“The storm is likely to bring mostly snow to the western and northern counties of the state with a rain/snow mix in the southeast,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said. “However, how heavy the precipitation becomes and where the cutoff between rain and snow is will depend on the track of the storm.””