Freezing Rain Risk Later Tonight

After more rounds of heavy rain Tuesday, a cold front pushing into the area this evening will bring the chance for accumulating freezing rain. 

Barton and St. Clair counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight tonight.

The rest of the KTTS Listening Area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. Tuesday night until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Some areas southwest of Springfield are experiencing flooding.


The National Weather Service says ice amounts from .10 to around .20 inch will be possible between now and Wednesday night, with locally higher amounts closer to .25 inch. 

Forecasters say hazardous travel conditions may develop as early as Tuesday afternoon to the north of Springfield, then spread southeast through Wednesday night. 

While the weather service says the potential for accumulating freezing rain is increasing, what isn't so clear is the exact location of the band of freezing rain and how much we'll get. 

There's even been some suggestion that because of the warm temperatures we've had over the last several days, ice accumulations may be primarily on elevated surfaces and limit the impact on area roads. 

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