Everything you need to know about this weekend’s ice storm

*ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT AREA-WIDE FOR THIS WEEKEND.

Accumulating ice expected over the weekend. Travel is highly discouraged.
Accumulating ice expected this evening through much of Sunday. Travel is highly discouraged once the ice begins.

What we’re tracking:

  • Freezing rain moves through overnight into Sunday
  • Freezing rain changes to rain by late Sunday into Monday
  • TOTAL ICE: 0.25″ to 0.50″ areawide by late Sunday
  • Milder and drier weather next week

The main round of freezing rain will begin late Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures overnight Saturday into Sunday morning will fall into the upper 20s. Widespread slick roads are expected and residents are encourage to stay home during ice storm if at all possible.

The potential for freezing rain becomes more widespread during the overnight hours into the start of Sunday. For our northern areas, freezing rain will last through the majority of Sunday. Some lingering freezing rain could stick around as late as early Monday morning in the areas bordering Nebraska before transitioning to all rain. Our central areas can expect freezing rain anywhere from late Saturday night through the afternoon/early evening on Sunday. Our southern areas will see the freezing rain transition to all rain first as the freezing rain should wrap up there by Sunday afternoon.

Across the entire region, we’ll see a complete transition to rain showers for Monday as temperatures warm into the 40s.

– KSNT Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller

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