Winter Weather Advisory: Ice to Impact Central Iowa

Winter weather advisory set for midnight
Winter Weather Advisory: Ice to Impact Central Iowa

20 February, 2018

Then, the sweeping cold front will move through during the afternoon allowing for one last push of rain mixed with freezing rain ending by late-evening. Flooding could continue into Tuesday night, so residents in flood-prone areas are advised to keep up with changing conditions.

The Wisconsin highway travel map is a mess of ice-covered highways, snow-covered highways and a stretch of Highway 14 from Readstown to La Crosse where travel is not advised. Highs Tuesday remain below freezing so ice will not melt much.

Above-freezing road temperatures will eventually decrease below freezing this morning, while precipitation chances will increase.

"Up to a 1/2" of ice is possible for far N&NW spots where significant glazing is expected making for unsafe travel.

The ice storm warning from earlier Monday was dropped at about 10:45 a.m., but the National Weather Service said there will still be icy impacts from the freezing rain into Tuesday, especially for motorists and pedestrians.

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Sun: High: 58 Low: 30 Mostly sunny.

Friday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs should be near 40 both days and lows around 32 and 17 overnight. Wind: N/NE 5-15. Low: 28.

Total rain accumulations with this storm will be highest in areas south and east of Madison, where 1 to 2 inches of rain could accumulate.

Madison's record precipitation for February 17 is 1.36 inches in 2008.

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