Weekend winter storm likely to create dangerous traveling
According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm will impact the entire area Saturday night and Sunday.
A combination of heavy snow, sleet, blowing snow and some freezing rain will likely cause dangerous travel conditions in the area.
Snow amounts are expected to range from 4 to 8 inches in east central Iowa and northwest Illinois, to less than 4 inches in southeastern Iowa, including Jefferson County, and west central Illinois and northeast Missouri. These locations with lower amounts of snow will also see a significant amount of sleet and freezing rain.
Saturday, heavy snow and blowing snow will develop in the evening and continue into Sunday morning.
Winds will be north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph late Saturday night and Sunday.
Visibilities will be less than one half mile at times Saturday night and Sunday due to snow and blowing snow.
Widespread dangerous travel conditions are possible Saturday night and Sunday.
Slow down and be careful while traveling.
Monitor later forecasts for updates.