Low Visibility, Slick Roads in Metro for PM Commute

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I-235 at 42nd Street
I-235 at 42nd Street, 4:42 p.m.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Use caution while driving home this evening, as light rain and low visibility may impact driving conditions.

Lingering spots of dense fog will continue through Thursday evening. The National Weather Service reports that visibilities in some areas are between 1 and 3 miles.

Rainfall totals through Thursday afternoon were generally less than 0.25″ in central Iowa with another 0.10″ to 0.25″ possible through Friday.

Lows Thursday night will once again stay above freezing, so widespread slick spots should not be a concern, though bridges and overpasses will require some caution.

Throughout the day Friday, a few snow showers may mix in with the rain showers before things wind down into the weekend. Temperatures will be falling all day on Saturday, and Sunday will bring very cold temperatures across the northeast half of the state.

Highs there on Sunday will be in the single digits, with low teens around the Des Moines area.


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