WINTRY MESS FOR SOME THIS WEEK...
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the mild weather of Sunday. We had to put up with the wind at times but temperatures got boosted well into the 50s and 60s in the afternoon:
Monday will still be mild, but not as warm as Sunday:
We then have a storm system that will bring, rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow to the Midwest.
There have already been Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories posted and I'd imagine there will be more posted to the south:
Further to the north, in Minnesota, the precipitation will be mostly snow with perhaps some sleet mixing in in the far southern part of the state. Here's an overview from the National Weather Service:
Here's a zoomed in version from the National Weather Service out of the Quad Cities:
There's still a lot of uncertainty with how much ice will accumulate and exactly where. Precipitation will start Monday evening as rain, changing over to freezing rain and sleet. Freezing rain may lead to 0.2" of ice accumulation coating everything and then additional sleet on top. Further down to the south and east it'll be mostly rain.
Temperatures will be cooler on Tuesday:
And even colder Wednesday behind the storm:
We'll continue to update you on the icy situation this week. Stay tuned!
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