Winter storm warning canceled; visibility and wind chill biggest threats now

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Press Staff Report

Updated: 8 p.m., Thursday — 

The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm warning Thursday evening for much of northcentral Iowa and issued a hazardous weather outlook and wind chill advisory in its stead.

A low of minus 8 forecast for Friday night and a cold northwest wind of up to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph will combine to drive wind chills to minus 15 to minus 25 tonight and remain dangerously cold through the weekend.

Wind chill temperatures will range from minus 15 to minus 30 Saturday and Sunday night, and fall to minus 20 to minus 35 Monday night.

Additional light snow accumulations are expected Sunday afternoon into Sunday night,

A wind chill advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

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