Freezing rain north of Hwy. 20; snow possible Friday - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

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Freezing rain north of Hwy. 20; snow possible Friday

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Another half-inch to 1.5 inches of rain or freezing rain is possible through Thursday, and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday.

Areas along and north of a line from Charles City to Prairie du Chien, Wis., will see rain change to freezing rain late tonight into Thursday morning.

Sleet may mix in at times. The roads will be slick with ice accumulation less than a tenth of an inch.

A Freezing Rain Advisory (purple in the photo to the left) is in effect tonight through Thursday morning for our northern counties.

A Winter Weather Advisory (tan color in the photo) is in effect tonight through Thursday morning.

The dark purple color on the map is an Ice Storm Warning and the pink is a Winter Storm Warning.

As temperatures warm up above freezing by mid- to late-morning Thursday, any precipitation that falls will transition back to light rain.

Areas south of Highway 20 tonight through Thursday will be just rain.

The upper level low will move east and be over Iowa Thursday night, cooling the upper atmosphere to the surface changing the light rain to light snow/flurries.

There is a chance of light snow accumulation by mid-morning Friday. Areas north of Highway 20 will see half an inch to 1 or 2 inches. Areas south of Highway 20 will see less than half an inch, if any, accumulation.

High pressure will keep the weather dry Saturday, but there will be more clouds than sun. High temperatures will remain below normal as with readings only in the 40s.

For more of Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg's forecast, click here.

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