The latest radar trends indicate the clipper system tracking just a little farther north than anticipated. Winter Weather Advisory remains in place, and snowfall amounts aren't changed too much. Expect 1 to 2 inches in the metro, with less amounts southeast (up to an inch), and 2 to 4 inches northeast.
A "Winter Storm Warning" goes into effect Sunday at 6pm for much of the viewing area. This is not because of additional accumulation, but because of the wind that will blow the freshly fallen snow around. We'll see gusts between 30 & 40 mph, creating blizzard-like conditions. Use caution if you have to head out on the roadways.
UPDATE: 3:45pm Saturday
A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for much of the area at midnight tonight and last through 9am Sunday. A "Winter Storm Warning" will then go into effect at 6pm Sunday and last through Monday until 3pm. The main reason for the warning won't necessarily be the snowfall, but for the blowing and drifting as strong northwest winds will filter in Sunday afternoon. Updates on CBS4 News at 6 and later tonight!
ORGINAL POST: 8:15am Saturday
While Saturday will feature mostly sunny skies in the Quad Cities, temperatures will be falling throughout the day ahead of our next clipper system that will bring snow to the area late Saturday and early Sunday.
For that reason, a "Winter Weather Advisory" goes into effect at 10PM Sat. for Cedar, Clinton, Jackson and Scott counties [IA]; Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Rock Island, and Whiteside counties [IL]. It will expire at 9AM Sunday.
A "Winter Storm Watch" is also in effect for counties along and north of Interstate 80 from 2PM Sunday through Noon Monday. While there will be snow early Sunday morning and then again later in the afternoon, accumulations will be light. 1 to 2 inches are possible for the southern half of the viewing area, with 2 to 4 inches possible for the northern half. The bigger story will be strong winds from 30 to 40 mph blowing the freshly fallen snow around, creating blizzard like conditions. Be very careful if you have to travel, especially on Sunday!
Sunday night temperatures will drop below zero, and factoring in the gusty winds, wind chills will be dangerously cold once again. A "Wind Chill Watch" is in effect for Knox and Stark counties in IL.
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