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Area will have snow, some wind, today, Saturday

Jan 31, 2014

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in effect from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Saturday.

A developing winter storm system over the plains will spread east across Iowa, Missouri and Illinois late today through Saturday.

Snow will slowly develop in the area today with accumulations up to 1 inch possible mainly south of Highway 34.

Widespread snow is expected tonight with overnight amounts of 2 to 4 inches possible south of Highway 30.

Storm total amounts will generally range from 2 to 5 inches, with the higher amounts mainly along and south of Highway 30, where isolated 6 inch amounts are possible.

The greatest snow intensity is expected between midnight and noon Saturday.

The snow may be mixed with sleet at times Saturday morning south of Highway 34.

Winds will be east 5-10 mph, becoming northwest 15-25 mph by Saturday evening.

Visibilities could less than a half-mile at times.

Snow will accumulate on roads, creating hazardous travel conditions.

Increasing winds may lead to drifting snow Saturday afternoon. Be prepared for slick, snow covered roads and limited visibilities.

Another storm system will likely bring more snow to the outlook area Tuesday into Wednesday. It still remains too early to determine exact snow amounts.


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