Nasty conditions are expected just before many hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service says, "Hazardous travel is expected Tuesday night into Wednesday" and has issued a Winter Storm Warning for area.

Significant snowfall for much is expected with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation across most of our listening area. After the snow, some areas could see a brief period of freezing drizzle. The National Weather Service is urging you to be extra cautious if you plan to travel Tuesday night or Wednesday. You should allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination, pack an emergency kit, and monitor the latest forecast.
Statement from the National Weather Service:

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
inches. A light glaze of ice possible. Winds gusting as high as
40 mph.

* WHERE...Portions of north central Iowa and southeast Minnesota.

* WHEN...From 6 PM Tuesday to 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will become very difficult. Patchy blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions will impact the Wednesday morning commute.

Recommended actions: If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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