Fewer counties are included in the winter weather advisory this afternoon. The National Weather Service has dropped much of southern Iowa from the advisory.
Rain is falling over much of the Des Moines metro and south of Interstate 80. Heavier rainfall at 2:45 this afternoon included some thundershowers from Montezuma to Oskaloosa...Knoxville...and Osceola.
The temperatures have topped out in the lower and middle 30s...and are going to start falling below zero this evening. There could be an instant freeze effect over much of the state.
Continue to watch for very slick roads, driveways and sidewalks. The ice will be hard to see.