Ice Storm Warning, Freezing Rain Advisory Covering Ozarks

Additional Winter Storm Watches are in effect for Peoria, Knox, Fulton, McLean, McDonough, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark and Marshall Counties from 12 AM Sunday through 6 AM Monday.

The National Weather Services forecasts light freezing rain today near and northwest of I-44. Main impacts over the weekend from this ice storm will be ice covered roads, downed power lines and possible power outages.

The National Weather Service Office also issued Freezing Rain Advisories for several counties, including Craig, Creek, Okfuskee, Ottawa, and Tulsa. And suggested Friday morning that Ottumwa was still in line for.39 inches of ice.

While this weekend's storm could cause icing on the roads, it's not expected to be like the ice storm we experienced in mid-December. Slow down and give allow extra time to reach your destination. precautionary/preparedness actions - a freezing rain advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties.

"Amounts should be mostly less than a quarter inch of ice".

Most of the IN is under a freezing rain advisory that starts Friday evening and lasts through Sunday morning.

The ice storm headed for the Kansas City area this weekend might create a little less ice than had been predicted earlier, weather forecasters said Friday morning, but it still could be unsafe.

Those who become stranded should remain inside their vehicle with a seat belt on and wait for help, according to police. The Missouri Climate Center says a winter storm that deposits three-quarters to an inch of ice is a 1-in-50-year occurrence for any given area.

Drivers involved in accidents that do not require emergency assistance may file a crash report within 10 days by reporting it with the law enforcement agency within those jurisdictional boundaries.

Dozens of flights were cancelled at Lambert Airport in St. Louis as freezing rain moved in.

Friday - Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day.

Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet, is expected to spread northward this afternoon, with more possible through the weekend.

  • Annette Adams