Winter Weather Advisory in effect, snow and rain expected across northern Iowa
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Winter Weather Advisory in effect, snow and rain expected across northern Iowa

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Whiteout- Highway 65 South - Mason City

Ribbons of blowing snow created slick spots on roads and near-whiteout conditions on U.S. Highway 65, just south of Mason City, as a severe winter storm system moved through the area late Friday afternoon, Jan. 17.

Light snow and mixed precipitation is anticipated across north central and northeastern Iowa this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Between 1 to 3 inches of snowfall are expected, with light ice accumulations possible. Wind speeds are expected to remain relatively light, but will pick up some into the late afternoon, potentially blowing snow and affecting driving conditions, especially for evening commutes.

The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. and includes the following counties: Worth, Cerro Gordo, Wright, Franklin, Butler and Bremer.

In Mason City, snow and freezing rain are expected to occur by 9pm, then a slight chance of freezing rain between 9pm and 10pm. The low for Monday night is around 12 degrees and wind chill will be at about zero. 

Tuesday and Wednesday evening will bring below zero temperatures paired with cold wind chills.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 511 or visiting https://www.511ia.org/.

Slow down and exercise caution if you hit the road.

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