The roads and surfaces across the area have been hit with another layer of freezing rain/sleet and some light snow. It is very slippery outside. Even though the precipitation will be wrapping up early this morning, the winter weather advisory will stay in effect as we go into the afternoon. Temperatures will be staying well below freezing with cloudy skies. Not a great deal of natural melting will occur, but the DOT has been tackling the harsh road conditions for the last two days. Accidents have been reported through the night and morning. Stay off the roads if you can. Better conditions will return Wednesday.
Mostly sunny skies will be back with us for Wednesday with highs only near 20. The sun will help improve the surfaces across north Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Snow chances will return Thursday afternoon and last through Friday morning. Another Round of snow will return Saturday with very strong winds. Sunshine will be back Sunday.
Another round of wintry precipitation is impacting north Iowa and southern Minnesota. Throughout the evening hours, the road conditions will begin to get worse as temperatures fall below freezing. Still looking at more snow west of I-35 and more rain/freezing rain east of I-35 hence reducing the snowfall totals. Accumulations of 2-4" are likely along and west of I-35 with lesser numbers east of I-35. The precipitation ends by midnight and then clouds will decrease for Sunday with highs returning to the lower 30's. Sunshine will linger into Monday and Tuesday with highs reaching the upper 30's to around even 40 for Tuesday.
Our next system arrives for late Wednesday into next Thursday in the form of rain and eventually snowfall. We're tracking the potential for more snowfall accumulation. Temperatures throughout the week look to stay in the 30's.