Ice Accumulations Expected for Iowa Sunday Into Monday

If you have travel plans Sunday and Monday, you will want to pay very close attention to not only this forecast, but additional forecasts throughout the weekend. Travel could become hazardous late this weekend as a potential winter storm moves into Iowa. Freezing rain, sleet and snow are all expected, with the potential for light to moderate ice accumulations.

On Sunday, ice accumulations may become severe in the central Plains and lower Missouri Valley, with the potential for widespread power outages, numerous trees downed and paralyzed travel. As of now, the ice will begin to fall after noon on Sunday. The ice threat will continue to lift north overnight Sunday, into the Upper Midwest.

On Monday, a push of warm air is expected to changeover the precipitation to all rain during the day, however, some freezing rain will still be possible north of Highway 30.

A winter storm watch has been issued ahead of this next winter storm. It will be in effect from late Saturday night through Monday morning. Ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more are possible. Light snow and sleet accumulations of around an inch or less are also possible.

Winds will be light out of the east/southeast between 5 and 10-mph. Visibilities may be reduced at times due to the wintry mix of precipitation.

As a reminder, a couple of degrees will mean the difference between a dangerous buildup of ice, and plain rain with wet roads. We will continue to monitor the very latest, and will update you warranted.

Winter Storm Watch

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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