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Winter Weather Returns to Central and Northern Iowa
Winter weather is not gone quite yet as the National Weather Service issued an advisory for Thursday and Friday.
The outlook includes more snow than rain near the Highway 30 corridor with mostly rain expected farther south. Crawford County Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Miller says to plan on slippery and slushy road conditions as we move through Thursday.
“Sac County and over toward the Fort Dodge area they're under a winter storm watch and then when you get up toward Storm Lake and further north they're looking at some pretty hefty snow accumulation. It all just kind of depends on what the weather systems do. Mainly to the east is where it's going to be the worst," said Miller.
He says any kind of wintry mix followed by snow and ice can cause unique problems.
“That ice layer underneath gets slick and people fall or you slide with a vehicle. Your car is not going to stop as quickly and footing is not going to be the best around any of the towns. You have to be careful and aware that there may be ice underneath that snow," said Miller.
Miller also says to stay tuned to local sources including KDSN for all of the latest alerts.
The National Weather Service is calling for 2 to 6 inches of snow for parts of central and northern Iowa with another round of wintry precipitation that could arrive Saturday night.