The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon. While we’ve seen a lot of snow in the recent storms, National Weather Service forecaster Kenny Podrazik, says the new storm brings a different challenge.
Podrazik says the next couple of days could be more tricky as we will be dealing with more ice and up north near the border they could see a snow/sleet mix. He says the challenge will begin today. He says it will be a “tricky situation” travel wise today with areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day could be a rough go for holiday travel in Iowa.
Podrazik says across the I-80 corridor almost all the way to maybe Highway 20, there could be freezing rain through most of the morning with the possibility of some freezing ice — with maybe a tenth or two of ice accumulation. For information on road conditions, dial 5-1-1 or 511ia.com.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City