The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the broadcast area. This is due to a low pressure area across south central Iowa that will continue to move northeast into Wisconsin later today. As the system continues this track, it will drop freezing rain and sleet before changing to all snow as it leaves the area. The snow is expected to end between 3pm and 4pm.
Storm accumulations are only expected to be an inch or less. Very light sleet and ice accumulations are expected.
Of some concern will be the winds. They are expected to sharply increase from west to east during the mid-afternoon hours. Some winds may reach between 25mph to 30mph. Because of the strong winds, visibility will be off concern, especially for those on the roads and could make travel difficult.
The combination of road temperatures being below freezing and the accumulations of ice and glaze on the roads will make travel even more dangerous according to officials with the National Weather Service. Snow may freeze and become ice on the roads during the strong winds.
Drivers are urged to have an emergency preparedness kit in their cars if they intend to travel during the storm. Stay with KIOW and kiow.com for any further details.