Winter storm warning in effect for far southeast Iowa

(Des Moines, IA) -- Parts of southeast Iowa will get more snow today. The National Weather Service says Ottumwa and areas just southeast of Ottumwa could get 2-5 inches. Forecasters says travel could be hazardous due to slick roads and reduced visibilities.

There's a winter storm warning in effect for far southeast Iowa until Midnight, including Wapello, Mount Pleasant, Burlington, Keosauqua, and Fort Madison. Forecasters say mixed precipitation is expected before 10 this (Friday) morning, which could reach the I-80 corridor. Freezing rain is expected over far east-central and southeast Iowa, with possibly several tenths of ice accumulation. The wintry mix is expected to transition to snow this afternoon and end early tonight.

The winter storm warning includes the following counties: Des Moines and Van Buren in Iowa as well as Mercer, Scotland, and Clark in Missouri.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 for Monroe, Wapello, Wayne, Appanoose, and Davis counties, including the cities of Albia, Ottumwa, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville, and Bloomfield. Forecasters say in addition to snow those areas could see light freezing rain. Moderate snow is expected between 1-6 p.m.

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