Light snow Friday morning with more significant snow possible Saturday
Temperatures will be a little warmer Friday before the big cold hits late in the weekend
QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) -- YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST FROM CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ERIK MAITLAND:
Tonight we’ll see our lows early in the night thanks to the clearing that’s working through our QCA skies. With winds shifting to the southwest we’ll
actually see temperatures rising by daybreak. Friday morning we get another round of snow showers with light accumulations around an inch through the
morning hours with windy conditions and temperatures heading to freezing or above. Roads might suffer a bit for the morning commute so use extra caution.
The light snow will become more slushy than icy on the roads and as the snow falls strong winds could lead to light drifting in the open areas and lowered
visibility as it falls. We then turn our attention to Saturday when more snow could fall. Right now the trend is for heavier snow mainly north of I-80 with
the heaviest snow north of Hwy. 30. The final track still isn’t in stone so amounts will be tough to call for another day but shoveling and plowing the farther
north you are in the TV 6 viewing areas is looking pretty likely. A FIRST ALERT DAY will likely be issued for Saturday! After that we get saddled by some pretty
cold Arctic air which will drive highs, lows, AND wind chills to the coldest levels since December’s cold snap! Highs Friday will hit the mid 30s and then drop to
mostly the 20s Saturday. Sunday and Monday highs will likely only be in the teens with single digit lows. Wind chills during the late weekend and early next week
will, for some, hit the double-digits BELOW zero!
TONIGHT: CLEAR EARLY. THEN CLOUDY AND WINDY. RISING TEMPS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW: 14°. WIND: SW/S 10-20/30
FRIDAY: CLOUDS AND SNOW SHOWERS EARLY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. PARTLY SUNNY LATE. HIGH: 26°. WIND: SW/W 15-20/30
SATURDAY: CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS - ESPECIALLY NORTH. HIGH: 30°
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