Ice Storm Warning

Cold temperatures near the ground combined with relatively warm and moist air aloft will set the stage for the potential for freezing rain over Nebraska and Iowa. A combination of freezing rain, sleet, and snow will affect all areas at some point Sunday into Monday. Significant ice accumulations are possible.

A wintry mix of precipitation will spread north into the area Sunday evening and continue into Monday. Precipitation is expected to begin as either freezing rain or sleet Sunday evening, becoming all freezing rain in the area early on Monday.

Ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more are possible. Hazardous or impossible travel due to icy or snow-packed roads is likely. Sidewalks and parking lots will be very slippery as well. Some damage to tree limbs and power outages are possible.

An ice storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that add to the danger.

A winter weather advisory has also been issued. Ice accumulations in the advisory will be around a tenth of an inch to as much as a quarter of an inch, with snowfall totals of an inch to possibly two inches in some spots. 

Winds will be light out of the east at 5 to 10-mph. Roads and sidewalks may become ice coated and very hazardous.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slipper roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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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