The National Weather Service predicts two rounds of freezing rain will affect much of Iowa. Ice accumulation is not expected to cause any power outages, but roads could be icy to begin the day.
Overnight, there's a slight chance of drizzle after 4 a.m., patchy fog after 5 a.m., otherwise partly cloudy skies, a low around 32 and south winds at 10 to 15 miles per hour decreasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour after midnight. As of now there is a chance for tough travel in the Madison area by the evening commute; meanwhile significant travel delays are expected for northern areas.
Wed: High: 34 Mostly cloudy, breezy, colder.
Saturday's high in Madison was 29 at 1:54 p.m., 3 degrees below the normal high and 32 degrees below the record high of 61 for February 17, set in 1981. These include strong winds, a cold front and even a chance of wintry precipitation. They will be brisk from 10 to 20 miles per hour. North, northeast wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Expect temperatures to fall to around 30 by sunrise Wednesday morning. North northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. The freezing rain tapers off around 9 AM Tuesday. After midnight, heavier bands of rain will move across the region and continue into tomorrow morning.
Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday: A chance of rain and snow.