Winter weather advisory canceledSIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The National Weather Service has canceled the winter weather advisory affecting southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa, but areas of freezing drizzle will persist through Thursday morning.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The National Weather Service has canceled the winter weather advisory affecting southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa, but areas of freezing drizzle will persist through Thursday morning.
The band of freezing rain, sleet and snow continues to lift to the noth. Precipitation intensity has decreased across much of the area, with areas of freezing drizzle expected.
"The threat for widespread freezing rain, sleet and snow has ended across the area," the National Weather Service stated. "However, areas of freezing drizzle can be expected throughout the night, creating slick spots on untreated roadways.
Winter weather advisory and ice storm warning issued
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m. for Lyon, Osceola and Dickinson counties in Iowa and Murray, Cottonwood, Nobles, Jackson, Pipestone, and Rock counties in Minnesota. An ice storm warning has been issued for O'Brien County, Iowa, and will expire at 9 p.m.
An upper level storm system will move across the northern plains states today. Freezing rain will cause severe icing, which has already occurred in northwest Iowa. These icy conditions are expected to spread north this morning, and gradually taper off later this afternoon and early evening.
Freezing rain, possibly mixed with snow and sleet, will affect the area today, likely tapering off by late afternoon and early evening.
Ice accumulations of a tenth to a quarter inch is expected.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
Icing will affect driveways and sidewalks as well as roads, so walking will be dangerous also.