NBC5 Forecast: More Rain Coming, Icy Travel to the West


The latest road conditions for Minnesota can be found at 511mn.org and for Wisconsin at 511wi.gov, or by calling 5 1 1 in either state. There isn't a lot of moisture, but mist and sub-freezing temperatures is NOT a good combo. This second round of freezing rain/freezing drizzle is expected to end by sunset.

Take the weather with you. Elevated surfaces and a handful of areas on more heavily-traveled roads were slick in Emporia. Even some of the on/off ramps and traffic circles could be icy too.

Temperatures are expected to warm above freezing Thursday afternoon.

We have another system tracking in Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. However, temps will be pretty chilly. This will send temperatures down just a bit by early next week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s by Monday and Tuesday. It's still wintertime after all - and that's what clear skies will do this time of the year!

Friday: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. The National Weather Service says there is some uncertainty in total ice accumulation amounts but says there is increasing confidence that there will be impacts felt from freezing rain within the advisory area. The snow may mix with sleet or freezing rain at times.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, low around 24. The first is expected to erupt southwest of Austin tonight, with storms blowing up closer to the border. More than an inch of rain has fallen in about an hour, and more is expected, KSAT 12 meteorologist Mike Osterhage said.

On Thursday, an area of high pressure over eastern Canada will supply some cool air, which will ride a light northeast breeze into the area throughout the day.

We'll have several days of sunny, dry weather early next week with a warming trend. A difference of a few degrees can drastically change the forecast. Make sure to watch ABC 17 News for the newest forecast and check back here for updates.