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National Weather Service reminds residents of impacts of freezing rain

National Weather Service reminds residents of impacts of freezing rain

Thunderstorms on Tuesday morning are moving across the Oklahoma City area, and there is a chance for freezing rain Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service reports.

Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Rainfall: Widespread 1 to 3 inch amounts, with isolated totals up to 5 inches possible north of I-10.

The ice will result in hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday.

Another area of freezing drizzle, freezing rain, sleet and light snow is forecast to move through overnight Monday night.

The warning was issued early Tuesday morning and will remain in place until 6 p.m. It will stay in the 30s next Monday with a small chance of a light rain or snow shower.

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We'll see partly sunny skies on Wednesday as we will stay in the 30s before climbing into the 40s on Thursday.

Heavy rain is headed for Central Texas.

TONIGHT: The colder air mass filtering into mid-Missouri this evening will run into rain allowing a brief change over to freezing rain as temperatures drop below freezing.

Tonight, the low will be 18, according to the weather service. Cloudy, with a high near 30.

Far Northwest Kansas can expect a trace to 1 inch of snow by tomorrow morning as well.


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