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eric:, rain, ice, or snow? we'll tell you what it's doing where you live and tell you what to expect during your drive to work. elizabeth: coach campbell's in at isu. what he brings to the table from toledo. eric: and court avenue crime. why police are confident they'll find the shooter and why this incident could spark big changes there. good morning, everyone. busy morning so far, great to have you with us. elizabeth: it is monday, november 30. metinka: you do not want to be in a rush today. the road could be a little slick , especially west central iowa from carroll to creston. we have a wintry mix tracking to the north and south we -- southeast of creston, a cold mix. overnight, some snow fell up near mason city and that is why these roads are a little bit
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we are noticing a little bit of slick showing up on the roadways so be careful. it will start out with a wintry mix and freezing rain across west central, then accumulating snow on top of it. in central iowa, it will start out as a freezing mix, maybe a little snow on top of it, and just rain down to the south. eric: that overnight rain and freezing temperatures could mean here's a look at right now. you can see up in northern iowa, and also out to our west roads are covered or partially covered as indicated by the blue and pink highlights. kcci's alyx sacks is keeping an eye on metro road conditions for you this morning. so alyx, where are you right nowow and what are you seeing? alyx: eric, we have been driving all around the metro. we are in johnston right now.
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we are near 80/35 on merle a and i can tell you that more traffic has picked up. it has not been to slippery. the national weather service tells us that right now because the ground temperature is warm enough that it is helping, but it is always important to know when there is any type of weather, it will increase your stoppage time. i can tell you right now, the rain is extremely light. you cannot even see it may be, but you can pick up the glisan on my jacket. the wind died down just a smidge and johnson from where we were. it does make for cool conditions as well. the misty air is damp so when you stand outside a few minutes, you will want to have the big winter coat on and something that is waterproof. freezing rain is a threat potential so always take your
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the interstates are looking pretty clear for right now. eric: we have already had several schools delay or cancel classes for the day because of the weather. we have 28 schools in the system right now and we'll add to the , list as soon as we get any more. you can see them scrolling at the bottom of your screen, and online at be sure to track the winter weather using our kcci storm storm team eight cap all day long. you can see our interactive radar, and get up to the minute weather alerts and traffic conditions. it's free to download for iphone and android users. search storm team 8 in the apple store or on google play. elizabeth: more big stories in central iowa now, today we expect to hear from iowa state's new head football coach. athletic director jamie pollard officially announced sunday that former toledo coach matt campbell is taking over the cyclones football program. campbell arrived in ames last night on isu's private jet. he had a 35-15 record in his time at toledo.
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has been near the bottom of the big 12 for several years. campbell didn't say much leaving the airport in ames, but he talked to reporters earlier in toledo about what attracted him to iowa state. >> it was about finding the right spot. and there has been a lot of things i have tried, and things that were not the right fit, but it is about the people. i saw the energy and what they try to put in to make this place special, and i think it needs somebody to put the whole plan together and i love the challenge of that. elizabeth: campbell will speak to the media for the first time as the new isu coach today. that press conference starts at noon at the football complex. you can count on complete coverage online at and of course also on air at kcci 8 news at noon. eric: family and friends came together last night to remember the victim of a deadly shooting on court avenue in downtown des moines this weekend. 21-year-old edmanuel perez was
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early sunday morning. another man, 23-year-old andrew hurley-boyd was also shot, and is recovering in the hospital this morning. police say at this point, there is no motive or suspects in custody but there are plenty of good leads but plenty of good , leads, thanks to the many witnesses out at the bars overnight. daniel zimmerman is a bartender at barcadium, located just a block away from sunday's shooting. he says he's heard of shootings near court, but never anything that's taken a life. >> hopefully the police will just kind of pick it up a little bit and hopefully just patrol the area, and just make sure if they see any fights occuring they can hopefully get to them before something like this happens again. eric: this is just the latest in several recent attacks near the popular court avenue bar district. last october, two men in their twenties were seriously beaten there, resulting in several boat can balance -- broken bones requiring surgery. in july, a pleasant hill man was attacked near 3rd and 4th streets. and a similar incident happened
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there in february. polk county committed $50,000 to provide off-duty officers for weekend patrol, but that ended in september after the busy summer months. sgt. parizek with des moines police department tells us they will reexamine their policing strategies in the court avenue area and are going to work with city leaders to make changes, if needed. elizabeth: campus shutdown. students at a college in chicago are being told to stay home today due to security concerns. shaina humphries has the latest on an online threat, shaina? shaina: elizabeth, officials at the prestigious university of chicago canceled all classes and activities today, after threats of gun violence appeared online. the anonymous threat said something would happen today at 10:00 in the morning on the popular university quad. as a precaution, students are being asked to stay away from campus until midnight tonight, and students in on-campus housing are being told to stay indoors. also developing overnight, officials are warning american citizens in kabul, afghanistan of an imminent threat in the city, within the next two days. this comes amid renewed peace efforts with the taliban there. the u.s. embassy in kabul says
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it has received credible threats, but no details on specific locations have been released. and now to the latest in the shootings at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs, the accused gunman, robert lewis dear, will appear by video link for his first court appearance today. police have not released a possible motive for the attack friday that killed three people, including a police officer. but they do say after he was arrested, dear said the words "no more baby parts." once a motive is determined, dear could face federal charges in addition to state homicide charges. eric: in commitment 2016 news, republican presidential candidate ted cruz attended a sunday church service in des moines. cruz spoke at christian life assembly of god this weekend, focusing on the fight for religious freedom, and praising iowans who stand up to defend religious rights. evangenlical christians have helped cruz surge in the polls lately, gaining ground on ben carson and donald trump. goals is to hit all of iowa's 99 counties. cruz continues his tour of the
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hawkeye state today, making stops in coralville, clinton, and bettendorf. fellow republican hopefuls john kasich, mike huckabee, and jeb bush are also making campaign stops around iowa today. elizabeth: the time is 6:08. it sounds like a few miles can make a big difference. metinka: the temperatures are changing just a little bit over that stretch. in des moines, 34, drizzle. to the west, they are seeing freezing drizzle. maybe a few snowflakes lifting in and it is all lifting to the north. in des moines, the roads look wet, headed for 37. we will see mainly a cold rain event and potentially some accumulation overnight. by noon, central into southeast iowa, the threat for any ice
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will have moved on because temperatures will be above freezing. northern iowa going to see heavy snows by this afternoon. elizabeth: more sports news this morning, the dust has settled in the big ten, iowa will face michigan state in the conference title game, and the stakes are through the roof. eric: win, and make it to the college playoffs. and losing just isn't an option. the hawkeyes beat nebraska 28-20 in the heroes game saturday, giving them a 12-0 record and the first perfect regular season since 1922. now, the team sets their sights on michigan state to keep that perfect season alive. >> we knew that we had the go out there and execute. can go undefeated but this year, we had a more focused team, more leaders on the team, more invested in the one goal to go undefeated. eric: we're only five days away from that make or break game for
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they are going to be taking on michigan state for the big ten title saturday in indianapolis. you can watch it just after 7:00 saturday night on fox. kcci's sports team will be there in indy as well. we will have a live pre-game hour-long special this friday at 8:00 right here on kcci. we're also awaiting updated college football playoff rankings. a new list will be released tomorrow night on espn. iowa came in fourth in last week's rankings, behind clemson, alabama, and oklahoma. each of those teams also won isn't likely to be much change tomorrow. elizabeth: iowa hawkeyes basketball didn't have quite as football team. the hawks were in florida competing in the advocare invitational tournament. after two straight losses friday and saturday, the hawks caught a big break sunday, taking on the 20th ranked wichita state shockers. iowa had a convincing upset win, final score 84-61. they're back in iowa city
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state, gametime 8:15. eric: and nba great has announced his retirement. los angeles lakers star kobe bryant says this is his final season in the nba. he made the announcement last night in a poem posted on the website the players' tribune. in it, the 37-year-old said his body knows it's time to say goodbye to the sport. this is bryant's 20th nba season, and he's a five time nba champion. elizabeth: online deals. you may be spending a lot of time on your ipads this cyber monday. five of the best deals we've found, including a good excuse to get out of town. plus, dangerous ice. see the problems down south over the thanksgiving holiday and why they're still struggling to recover from it this morning. shaina: the ice is the story on the roads this morning when you head out. just be careful. give yourself a couple extra minutes so you can take it slow. just keep in mind and take it slow so you can stay safe.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth
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klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: at 6:15, we are tracking a wintry max moving in -- mess. a little bit of snow as you head toward the carroll area, all lifting to the north and northeast. in lamoni we have a very chilly rain. we will see pockets of freezing drizzle and rain throughout the morning, and then temperatures from des moines southeast will be above freezing so we will see a very cold rain while folks to the northwest will be seeing snow on top of that precept you are getting -- precip you are getting to -- today.
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shaina: thanks, metinka. right now in oklahoma, officials are warning that roads could still be covered in ice, after a huge winter storm rolled through this weekend, that killed at least 14 people in three states. police say they responded to several accidents because of the icy conditions, and ice storms knocked out power to more than 75,000 people. sunday, the governor of oklahoma declared a state of emergency to help pay for any damages caused by the storm. and that same storm is wreaking havoc on roads in texas as well. nearly 200 accidents were reported there saturday and sunday. police were forced to shut down some roads to clean up the accidents. law enforcement officials are encouraging drivers to stay off roads if possible until the ice is gone. and it wasn't just ice, people in texas were also fighting floods this weekend. more than six inches of rain fell in parts of the dallas area, and rescue crews had to pull several people from their stranded cars. at least five of the deaths from the storm this weekend were drownings due to the floods. the rest died in car accidents on those icy roads. elizabeth: in economic
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thanksgiving week mixed after a shortened trading session on friday. the dow closed out down nearly 15 points. the nasdaq was up more than 11. and the s and p 500 gained just over a point. the post-thanksgiving shopping frenzy isn't over quite yet. today is of course cyber monday. toys and clothes are expected to be among the biggest deals you'll see today, and many places will offer free shipping. the national retail federation says about 121 million shoppers plan to look for some deals online today. we've been checking overnight for some of this year's hottest deals. amazon has the amazon echo on sale for $149, plus 20% off certain clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more. target is offering 15% off all online purchases today with the code cyber-15. they've also got 30% off several toys. you can get one of this year's hottest gifts, a video drone, for $75 at they're also offering $500 off an lg 65 inch 4k hdtv. and if you're a traveler,
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experts say several airlines will likely announce flash sales as well this morning. eric: some people were ahead of the game on online deals. numbers show that more people were shopping from home on black friday rather than going out to the stores themselves. sales total more than $10 billion. online sales on black friday jumped 15%, accounting for 40% of some of the total -- of the total sales. for some, it's the most wonderful time of the year. but a new consumer reports poll reveals the top anxieties that many americans have when it comes to the holiday season. 64% do not like the bad traffic
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54% said bad traffic was their biggest stress. 35% said weight gain, and 15% fear giving disappointing presents. metinka: the roads are going to be a little of a headache today, especially across north-central iowa from carroll toward audubon and atlantic lifting to the north and northeast. freezing rain, maybe a snow mixture as well, and accumulating snow on top of that. by 7:00 a.m., it will be moving closer to the metro area. light rain to the southeast. in des moines it should be mainly liquid, still falling in the form of snow across northern iowa. most of the moisture to the northeast -- lifts to the northeast. we can see a light glazing on the road across west central iowa across the morning hours.
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that will be melting, maybe to be repeated this evening by 7:00. we are be going -- we are going to be getting a chilly rainfall from des moines, and upwards of an inch could be falling. we are not expecting much in the way of snow accumulation for des moines or ames, less than an inch here. from fort dodge to the northwest, snow totals get more impressive, over five inches. that is why you were under that winter storm warning until tomorrow morning. in polk county and story county, a winter weather advisory with freezing drizzle followed by cold rain and maybe a few snowflakes. 32 in ames, 34 in des moines. of north, temperatures are at 30 degrees. temperatures will not be changing too much throughout the
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type of precipitation you get. eric: we will have to keep a close eye on that. elizabeth: we know shaina is already keeping a close eye on the road. shaina: luckily there are no accidents, it is just the road you will want to keep an eye on. here are the mobile speed units for the day, 700 35th street, 900 street, 4400 delaware avenue, and 1100 northwest 121st street. elizabeth: and check out the eiffel tower this morning. it's glowing green and blue. the colors mark the beginning of a two-week united nations conference on climate change. president obama is there. we'll tell you what participating countries hope to
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nikole killion is live in washington with more. and nikole, this comes about two weeks after the paris attacks? nikole: that is right. in fact, president obama called the act -- ahead of today's climate conference, he stopped at the bataclan memorial to pay his respects to the victims of the paris attacks. and tonight, he meets again with france's president. this morning, he gathered with more than 150 global leaders for the start of the climate summit and said he's optimistic about what we can achieve. >> i think what we really want to do is leave paris with something in place that holds countries accountable and countries agree to that they can meet to really cut greenhouse gas emissions. nikole: also on his agenda today, meetings with leaders of india and china.
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he just met with the chinese president a little earlier this morning. the world's two biggest polluters working together for a successful outcome. elizabeth: nikole killion live in washington, thank you so much. and just in time for the climate conference, look at these pictures from overnight. smog is a huge problem in china. the safe level is considered 25 micrograms per million and it is at 130. eric: many of you wondering how the roads are. alyx: making for some wet conditions. what it means for the rest of the day. eric: we'll have that coming up in our next half hour. plus more
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elizabeth: right now at icy 6:30, drive. live super doppler hd is showing you where the precipitation is falling. metinka will tell you if it's snow or ice so you can plan your drive to work. eric: and meet coach campbell. what he'll bring to the football program at iowa state and when fans will get their first real chance to meet him later today. >> the most watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: and deals, deals, and more deals. it's cyber monday and you could save up to 75% on some sites. the deals we found overnight and an easy way you can save on that something on your list ahead. good morning, everyone, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson, along with shaina and metinka on this monday morning. have you checked out any deals on your ipads this morning?
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eric: it might be a good day to stay inside and do that shopping. metinka: and the road will be slippery especially out to the west all day long. carroll to audubon and creston, all lifting up to the north and northeast. this is just the beginning. we are expecting rain and a wintry mix. up to the northwest from about webster city, fort dodge and down through atlantic, you will end up in snow on top of the frozen precipitation so it will be slippery right through tuesday. elizabeth: we know thousands of you will be going back to work today, hitting the roads. so alyx sacks is out live with a preview of the commute. what is it looking like at this point? alyx: it is cold enough to see your breath and also very damp. the road is wet, the sidewalks are wet.
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the cold hovering around freezing, icicles falling from the tree. they are melting just a little bit because we are just a little bit above freezing and the metro. for your roadways, it makes for some damp, wet conditions on i-35 at euclid. the recommendation as always, when it is this wet and the temperatures are close to freezing give yourself a little bit of time, whether that is the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, or the time you leave for work. we are going to continue to see temperatures around that freezing point. bridges, side streets, and sidewalks could be frozen in some areas. we have checked in with the national weather service and they sell -- they say the ground
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temperature appears to be warmer which is why we are not seeing as many slippery areas but the potential is always there. back to you. elizabeth: thank you so much. let's go to shaina. shaina: we have not seen any issues. the traffic right behind alex was moving right along. the congestion is starting to pick up but we have not seen it yet. give yourself some extra time today, mobile speed units at 700 35th street, 900 maury street, delaware avenue, and 1100 northwest 121st street. elizabeth: the latest report from, the blue areas that you see that have been
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spreading throughout the morning, those are considered partially covered with snow and ice. the pink right up north close to mason city means completely covered. some schools have already delayed classes today, even canceled in a few cases. we are now up to 44 schools and we put them on air and online as soon as we get them into the newsroom. we will keep that up throughout the morning. whether you are traveling today, home, or wondering if the kids are going to get out of school early, keep the kcci app. eric: iowa state fans may be spending their lunch hour online, getting to know the new coach campbell. matt campbell arrived at the ames airport sunday evening on isu's private jet. athletic director jamie pollard greeted him on the tarmac.
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where he had a 35-15 record leading the rockets. now he takes over the job at iowa state a team that has been near t bottom of the big 12 for years. isu will hold a press conference for campbell today. it all starts at noon at the football complex. you can count on complete coverage on online at and on air on kcci 8 news at noon. elizabeth: no arrests yet after one man is shot and killed, another injured in the popular court avenue district. >> usually the weather cools off and the activity cools off, that hasn't happened this year. elizabeth: 21-year-old edmanuel perez died from his injuries. 23-year-old andrew hurley-boyd was hospitalized. the shooting happened early sunday morning. police tell us they do have good leads, thanks to many witnesses. they also tell us they will reexamine their policing strategies in the court avenue area. the shooting is just the latest of several violent incidents in that area. last october, two men in their twenties were beaten, resulting in several broken bones and requiring surgery. in july, a pleasant hill man was attacked and received facial
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injuries. a similar incident happened in february as well. polk county committed $50,000 to provide off-duty officers for weekend patrol, but that ended in september. eric: it is now 6:36, getting a check of whether very often this morning. metinka: it does look kind of scary but just a little bit of freezing drain and freezing drizzle across western iowa from carroll down through atlantic. this will lead to a glazing on the elevated services -- surfaces, and it is all spreading to the north. it is spreading closer to the metro. we will see a wintry mix early today and changing over to rein in des moines and points southeast. in areas to the west, you will see freezing rain followed by accumulating snow and will
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shaina: the u.s. is warning american citizens and kabul of an imminent attack that could happen anytime in the next 48 hours. no details of potential targets or methods of the planned attack have been given. the u.s. embassy there has urged extreme caution during this period of heightened threat. another threat has canceled classes at the university of chicago. administrators say they received an online threat of gun violence passed on by the fbi. the threat mentioned the campus quad, a popular gathering place, and a time of 10:00 this morning. faculty, students and non-essential staff are asked to stay away from the hyde park campus. also today the accused gunman in , the colorado planned parenthood attack is expected to appear in court by video. friday's shooting left 3 people dead and 9 others injured. after police arrested robert lewis deer, he apparently said " no more baby parts." right now police say they will not provide information on the weapon used,
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a timeline of events or a motive of the suspect. elizabeth: and where are the best deals? we found some of them. we'll let you in on the secret this cyber monday. eric: and we want to know how much holiday shopping have you done?
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text metinka: you might need a next
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her couple of minutes to get where you are going today. slippery roadways because we have a wintry mix near fort dodge down through carroll, sweeping close to creston. this is just the beginning. we have already seen snow overnight in the mason city area and that has moved out. freezing rain or drizzle across central iowa. in the southeast, we will see more of a cold rain event, whereas in the northwest you will see inches -- several inches of snow on top of your preset. shaina: it is cyber monday and there are some really good deals out there. and taylor and loft are both 50% off with free shipping today.
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shipping for an order over $25. elizabeth: toys "r" us has thousands of deals, free shipping with a $19 purchase. that is a common theme, a lot of free shipping offers. eric: if there is something specific you are looking for, check out cyber it pulls in all of the deals on the internet. he can see the one highlighted right now is teavana, tommy hilfiger is next hour. you can search by store too nordstrom, jc penney, cabela's, snapfish. shaina: and if you needed any more proof just how big cyber monday is, a dealnews survey showed 85% of consumers planned to shop online today, up from 76% last year. adobe estimates cyber monday will reach $3 billion in sales for the first time this year, a 12% increase over last year. that's more than black friday
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sales. and if you're wondering when is the best time to shop, do not tell your boss. 67% of deals are posted before 4:00 p.m., right in the middle of the workday. elizabeth: let's check on our now poll asking, how much shopping have you done so far? 33% are done, 20% have a good start, 11% have bought a few things, and the rest have not bought anything. you can still vote at, facebook, and twitter. eric: it might be a good day to stay inside and do some deal shopping inside. check out the dot's monday message. "ice is frightful, safe arrivals seems appropriate in a lot of the state this morning. metinka will tell us how long we'll be dealing with this stuff and the outlook where you live, after this look at cbs this morning. charlie: ahead on cbs this morning, we're in colorado
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>> the weather is never more than five minutes away. only on kcci eight news this morning. metinka: that well advertised winter storm is here, affecting mainly west central iowa. you are all seeing a light wintry mix, freezing rain, maybe a few snowflakes. in winterset we are seeing a very chilly rain tracking to the north and northeast, and it is just the beginning. a lot more precipitation to come iowa. across missouri and southwest event. across northwest iowa by the rates increasing, maybe over an inch per hour.
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possible before it lifts to the northeast, leaving behind just a few flurries on your tuesday. we will see impressive rainfall totals across central and southeast iowa. across northwest iowa, it is going to be accumulating snow on top of that freezing rain you're getting this morning. ames may pick up a few inches or less, but to the northwest we will see a sharp gradient, over five inches expected near the fort dodge area. you are under a winter storm watch until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. temperatures are key today. in northern iowa, readings right at 30 degrees. we had some overnight snow so the road is a little bit slippery. in des moines, we are headed for 37 degrees.
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the best chances for snow is northwest of the metro and chilly rain from des moines into the southeastern part of the state, but by the end of the week sunshine returns and temperatures near the 50's. eric: what are the roads like? shaina: they are slippery, but luckily we do not have any accidents yet. give yourself a little bit of extra time and take it easy. here are your mobile speed units for the day, 700 35th street, 900 maury street, 4400 delaware avenue, and 1100 northwest 121st street. elizabeth: check out this video just in, a power hit in oklahoma.
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elizabeth: news to go this morning, as you get ready to go, beware of some icy roads out there. this is the latest report from the blue areas you see means partially covered and the pink areas mean completely covered. eric: also want to pull out one of the cameras up in northern iowa. this is on i-35 near clear lake. you can see some snow there on the ground also some glints on the camera there, showing it's still coming down. alyx sacks is live, keeping an eye on things in the des moines area. alyx: it is cold and damp. how is this for a shot of freezing rain. it has been coming down very
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misty, just a drizzle throughout the metro. i-35 at euclid, the road is very wet but it looks like the traffic is moving smoothly. you just want to give yourself a little extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you, and extra time getting to where you need to go. shaina: you will want to give yourself some extra space and extra time today. luckily, we have not seen any accidents yet. not seeing any slowdowns yet either but keep the slippery road and mind. drive times looking good, just add a few minutes. eight minutes to get downtown from the west mix, six from the east. elizabeth: you are seeing some school announcements, mainly northern iowa districts two hour delays and some cancellations. we have them online and keep
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checking them throughout the day. metinka: parts of the state will have worse weather later after -- later this afternoon. carroll, manning, audubon, freezing rain falling and coming to the northwest. here across the des moines area, just seeing some light mist. we will see a rain and wintry mix changing over to a cold rain this afternoon. over five inches of snow could accumulate across northwest iowa. eric: in just a few hours, toledo's matt campbell will be introduced as iowa state's new head football coach. >> i love the challenge of making this better than it's ever been. eric: that was campbell speaking before he got on a chartered plane yesterday in toledo. he arrived in ames sunday afternoon. he has a 35-15 record over more
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fans will hear more today during a noon news conference. elizabeth: today, we'll also be checking with des moines police as they try to track down a suspect in a deadly shooting on court avenue. 21-year-old edmanuel perez was killed and 23-year-old andrew hurley-boyd was injured early sunday. police also plan to take another look at the way they patrol court avenue. also today, we will be checking on governor branstad's weekly news conference. it's being held at the state historical building, not the statehouse. watch for details on that after 9:00 a.m. at the headline all day today has been the weather, and it will continue to be that. be careful, a lot of school delays. [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy.
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