Winter Storm Brings Freezing Rain to Central Iowa

A second round of freezing rain hit the state overnight and early Tuesday morning.  This overnight round of icing impacted much more of Central Iowa, including the Des Moines Metro.

After 2:00 a.m. freezing rain filled in through Central Iowa and even brought thunderstorms. The freezing rain and drizzle will accumulate anywhere from a light glazing to 0.25″ by 8 a.m.

Most areas will receive around 0.1″ of ice, though even a light glazing is enough to make travel nearly impossible.  A few of the isolated areas with 0.25″ could see at least minor tree damage or power interruptions as winds pick up into Tuesday morning and midday.

A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in place for freezing rain until noon on Tuesday for most of the state.

Be sure to allow plenty of extra time and extra space if you must travel early Tuesday morning. Delaying travel if possible would be advised until conditions improve later on Tuesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in place for freezing rain until noon on Tuesday for most of the state.