By NR Staff • 

Freezing rain warning for afternoon

Eve light ice accumulations can be extremely hazardous

McMinnville, Sheridan and other areas of the central Willamette Valley are now being warned by the National Weather Service to expect a period of freezing rain this afternoon. Although temperatures are predicted to reach 36 today, as of 1:30, they remain below freezing.

A special weather statement posted at 12:51 p.m. today notes that "ice accumulations will be limited to less than one tenth of an inch ... but even light ice accumulations can make roads extremely hazardous in a matter of minutes. Expect freezing rain to turn to rain later this afternoon."

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