Extreme cold, wind chills, blowing snow on tap
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of north central Illinois, northwest Illinois, west central Illinois, east central Iowa, northeast Iowa, southeast Iowa, including Jefferson County and northeast Missouri.
Developing south to southwest winds from 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph, will create areas of blowing and drifting snow today through much of tonight. This may produce areas of reduced visibility and result in slick spots on roadways.
Extreme cold will affect the Midwest Sunday through Tuesday.
Wind chills of -20 to -30 will continue for these days with the most extreme wind chills of -40 to -50 expected Sunday night and Monday.
Winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph, will last through several days, with actual air temperatures between -10 and -20 Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
Snow also may impact southeast Iowa and west central Illinois Saturday afternoon through Sunday. At this time, light amounts of snow are expected, but this may create a blowing snow hazard Sunday.