QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - A winter storm will move through the northern QCA tonight. Snow will accumulate tonight and cause slick road conditions. Snow will really pick up north of highway 30 by midnight. 4"-6" of snow will fall in this area by 6 a.m. Friday with more light snow through midday.
The snow band will then shift south towards the QC for the Friday morning commute. The heaviest snow will fall between 5AM-10AM for the QC. Snow will slide east for everyone Friday afternoon before wrapping up. Winds will pick up as well late Friday, but major blowing snow is not expected.
Now for snowfall amounts. NW Illinois and eastward will pick up 6"-8"+! QC and areas along and north of I-80 will pick up 4"-6". Once you drop south of I-80 amounts will drop quickly.
Bottom line: HIGH IMPACT EVENT meaning travel troubles and school closings are likely on Friday toward Hwy. 20.
Stay tuned for more forecast updates through the storm.