UPDATED: Thunderstorms this morning, freezing rain possible into the evening

After starting with rain and thunderstorms this morning, a glaze of ice is possible in Muscatine before the precipitation ends in the afternoon.

Thunderstorms will be moving northeast, with pea to dime size hail likely in some of the stronger storms. Where temperatures are below freezing some ice build-up can be expected on exposed surfaces.

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for Muscatine until 6 p.m. Bridges and overpasses will be most susceptible to any ice glaze. Sidewalks, stairs, decks, driveways, and parking lots may also be icy. Be cautious driving as well as walking.

National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Tuesday morning:

Today
Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of rain between 11am and noon. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 28 by 5pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of snow after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.
Thursday Night
Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 30.

 

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