It’s slow going across a wide section of southern and central Iowa this morning as freezing rain is falling, making roads very slippery. Meteorologist Craig Cogil at the National Weather Service, says a  Freezing Rain Advisory is posted until 6 P.M. for much of Iowa’s southeastern half.

“We’ll see some of that freezing drizzle change over to rain, especially in the southeast corner of Iowa,” Cogil says. “The remainder of central Iowa though could see some slick spots. Certainly, when you’re out traveling today, take your time getting to places.”

Parts of northeast Iowa are expecting more snow. Forecasts call for up to two inches of snow by tonight. On the plus side, the extreme cold from earlier this week has moved along and highs will be much more seasonal — in the 30s statewide today. “Temperatures will be warmer, at or above normal for much of the state, with temperatures on Sunday getting up into the 40s for much of the state of Iowa,” Cogil says.

Forecasters say the week ahead looks to be dry with highs back down in the 20s and 30s for much of the state.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City