DES MOINES – The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Freezing rain and sleet, which is in effect from 6 am Sunday to midnight CST Sunday night.
Timing trends, a mixture of freezing rain and sleet will begin after 6 am Sunday morning and persist through the afternoon before tapering off during the evening hours.
Storm total ice accumulations, an ice accumulation of one quarter inch is likely with the potential of up to one third of an inch. Some sleet accumulations up to a half inch are possible.
Winds/visibility: winds will be Southeast at 10 to 20 mph. However, significant visibility restrictions are not anticipated.
Impacts: road surfaces are likely to become ice covered and very slick as surface temperatures remain below freezing through much of the day Sunday. In addition to the road surfaces, the ice accumulation may begin to bring down branches and power lines by Sunday afternoon.