5 PM Update on the storm

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Here are the road conditions as of 5 PM Thursday. Green shows normal driving conditions and blue indicates wet roads. We have seen very decent travel for the whole state…even as we wait for the looming winter storm.
Here is the latest on the winter weather advisory…I’ll be updating snow totals in just a few minutes on the Channel 13 News at 5.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight tonight to 6 PM Friday… snow will spread in from western Iowa tonight…beginning to accumulate in the advisory area around midnight and continuing through the day on Friday. Most of the accumulating snow will fall between midnight and noon on Friday. Snowfall amounts will range from 3 to 7 inches across the advisory area…with the higher amounts coming further northeast toward the Interstate 80 corridor from the Des Moines Metro eastward. Roads will become slick and snow covered. During periods of relatively heavier snowfall visibility may be reduced to below a mile… adding to travel difficulties. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility…and use caution while driving.