Winter Storm To Bring Hazardous Travel ...
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON CST SATURDAY...
- WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8+inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
- WHERE...Portions of east central and southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.
- WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to noon CST Saturday.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult or impossible! Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
A significant winter storm system will bring accumulating snow and hazardous travel conditions to the region over the next 24 to 36 hours.
Snow is expected to develop across the area this afternoon and evening, continuing overnight before tapering off Saturday morning.
Total snowfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with the higher amounts likely focusing north and west of a line from Mount Carroll, Illinois to Washington, Iowa. In addition, strong winds will develop tonight and continue through much of Saturday leading to considerable blowing and drifting of the fluffy snow and hazardous travel conditions.