It’s another dangerous morning for drivers as roads more closely resemble ice rinks. Much of western, central and southern Iowa is under an Ice Storm Warning, while most of eastern Iowa is under a Freezing Rain Advisory. Rod Donovan, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says motorists will want to carefully check conditions in their area before attempting to go out.
Donovan says ice accumulations between one-tenth and one-quarter of an inch are possible with this storm, with diminishing ice this afternoon as the ice changes over to freezing drizzle, which may continue overnight and into Thursday. He says the foul weather should let up later on Thursday and into Friday — but later on Friday, another storm system is likely to move over Iowa.
He says the air should remain relatively warm on Friday night and into Saturday morning, so much of what’ll fall will just be rain, though he says colder air may arrive later on Saturday, bringing the greater chance for freezing rain and snow, which could extend into Sunday. For details, visit weather-dot-gov.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City