Slippery mess to linger into Tuesday morning

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The Missouri Department of Transportation and city of St. Joseph treated major roads overnight, but slicks spots remain as freezing rain continues to fall. Accumulations of a light glaze to 0.2 inches of ice are possible.

The next low pressure system of interest will push up toward northern Illinois Thursday night and could bring light snow to our area Thursday evening into early Friday.

Mixed precipitation is expected. Mostly cloudy with a high near 32.

Southwest Airlines have canceled almost all flights before 1 p.m. Tuesday, and American and United have canceled some as well. These include strong winds, a cold front and even a chance of wintry precipitation. North northwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour.

Today A chance of freezing rain, mainly before 7am.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to high 70s through Wednesday. North northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. This will lead to freezing rain and drizzle across the southern and central sections, including the Des Moines Metro. Cloudy with a high near 39. Rain becomes widespread after midnight.

Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.

Rain is likely Saturday afternoon with a high near 41, then the rain could be joined by snow at night.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny with a high near 60. Mostly cloudy with a low around 45.