First Alert Day for EXTREME COLD thru noon today
A brief bout with Arctic air with moderating temps toward the middle of the week
QUAD CITIES, Iowa (KWQC) - Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills have resulted in a First Alert Day for our Monday. While we are bottoming out in terms of wind chills this morning there is potential to start out even colder on Tuesday in wake of more snow and clearing skies. Today highs will only be in the single digits above zero and wind chills will range from -15º to -30º all day. Snow showers will be off and on this morning before becoming more widespread this evening and overnight to our east and SE. 1″-2″ can be expected in the QC from this afternoon into the overnight while areas near Princeton and Galesburg could pick up 2″-4″ by Tuesday morning. There are signs of a slow warming trend this week with most areas getting back to the 20s and 30s this weekend.
WIND CHILL WARNINGS will remain in effect until noon Monday.
Frostbite times could be 15 minutes or less Monday morning in parts of the viewing area. The amount of skin exposed and time outdoors for people and pets should be limited and things that are susceptible to extreme cold, like pipes, should be monitored.
FIRST ALERT DAYS are issued to inform you of inconvenient, hazardous, or potentially dangerous weather in our viewing area--weather that could impact you and your family. Look for frequent updates on air, online, on our social media platforms and on the QC Weather App.
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