Freezing rain likely to hit US Midwest

Freezing rain likely to hit US Midwest

Freezing rain will possibly hit a large area in the U.S. Midwest, including parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and MI states, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday morning. Only about 1 inch of snowfall expected from this, however some freezing drizzle may mix in causing slick road conditions later tonight-early tomorrow.

The government agency says freezing rain could last most of the day before changing over to freezing drizzle in the evening.

The freezing rain will be an issue through the morning drive until about 9 a.m.

The KY3 Storm Team is tracking significant accumulations of freezing rain and sleet generally north of a Joplin to Stockton to Versailles line.

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

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Freezing rain has been making the roads icy.

In the wake of the weather system, strong westerly winds with gusts in the 60 to 80 km/h range may be possible Thursday night, into Friday.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight Thursday night for the area including La Crosse, Winona, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, and Monroe counties.

By Saturday morning, fast-falling temperatures will be "well below zero", it said.

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