Slick morning commute Thursday


    Wintry mess Thursday morning<br>

    Another round of wintry weather will move through eastern Iowa late Wednesday night through Thursday. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow will lead to hazardous travel conditions especially for the morning commute. Any untreated surfaces will be most vulnerable.

    Ice accumulations will be highest in the far south with 0.2"-0.3" of ice possible. As a result, an ICE STORM WARNING is in effect for Keokuk and Washington counties until early evening. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for all other areas as a wintry mix will change to snow.

    Winter Weather Alerts

    A wintry mix of freezing rain/sleet and snow is likely for much of the area. However, the colder air will be deeper in the northwest where precipitation will be mainly snow with a mix at times.

    A wintry mix with icing possible through Thursday morning.

    Colder air will come rushing in on the strength of gusty northwest winds which will transition any wintry mix to snow by late morning/early afternoon.

    Snowfall forecast.

    Impacts from the storm will be widespread from ice and snow accumulations leading to travel impacts, gusty winds and blowing snow.

    Impact timeline Thursday

    Snow will wind down by late afternoon, however winds will continue to howl with falling temperatures and wind chills likely in the range of -20 to -35 by Friday morning.

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