WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Slick Roads

Iowa Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has expanded the winter weather advisory for freezing drizzle and snow, which is in effect until midnight tonight.

Freezing drizzle and light snow will persist into this evening. Roads will become increasingly icy through 5pm as precipitation continues, so be prepared for a slow commute home if traveling. Precipitation will switch to all snow before ending with up to an inch of new snowfall.

Any ice amounts should only be a few hundredths of an inch, with snow amounts of up to one inch. Winds will increase from the northwest at 15 to 25-mph which may lower visibilities in rural areas this evening from blowing snow.

Roadways and walkways will become slick, especially on untreated and elevated surfaces, causing hazardous driving conditions. Road conditions will continue to deteriorate as snow and blowing snow persist into the evening.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery 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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