Published: Tue, February 20, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Freezing Rain & Slick Roads This Morning

Freezing Rain & Slick Roads This Morning

The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including during Tuesday's morning commute. Heavy rain on roads is causing slick conditions.

The flooding is the result of melting snow, frozen ground and steady rains.

In northern parts of Oklahoma, from Woodward to Bartlesville, including the Enid and Stillwater areas, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Tuesday, the weather service reports.

The Iowa DOT is reporting more than half of the roads in the state with partially or completely covered roads. Those conditions could lead to power outages in the area.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans said the inclement weather should break up by Tuesday night, with a high of 38 in Madison.

Wednesday Night - Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 3am, then a chance of freezing rain. Highs by Wednesday will be in the 30s where the wintry mix may change to rain in the afternoon IF precipitation lingers. Temperatures should warm-up by week's end so widespread icing should not be a huge concern by Friday and Saturday when highs climb back to near 50 degrees. A cold front is expected during the day Wednesday with additional showers and thunderstorms expected behind the front for several hours. While we will be done with the sleet/freezing rain by late this afternoon, more rounds are expected on and off through Saturday night.

Borremans said it should be mostly sunny and 33 next Tuesday. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 31 by noon. Wind: NE 5-15. Low: 24. Madison's 2018 precipitation total rose to 2.58 inches, 0.54 inches above normal.

The record snowfall on February 19 was 7.3 inches in 1898.

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