First Alert Day: Rain changes over to snow overnight

2″-6″+ of accumulation expected by midday Saturday
KWQC TV6 first alert weather
KWQC TV6 first alert weather(MGN/KWQC)
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:09 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 2:40 PM CDT
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***A First Alert Day is in effect from MIDDNIGHT SATURDAY-NOON SATURDAY***

A strong spring storm system will trek through the Midwest this evening into the overnight hours. As it does so, rain will begin to move into the area. As we head into the overnight hours, the rain will eventually change over to snow. Snow could be heavy at times, causing limited visibility. Soil and pavement temperatures remain above freezing, so it wouldn’t take long for the snow to melt.

Snow should retreat as we head into the midday hours on Saturday. Gusty winds are possible on the back side of this storm system, but due to the fact that this snow will be heavy and wet, the gusty winds should not cause any issues.

Snow accumulations of 2″-6″+ are possible, with the heaviest being along and east of the river.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from midnight until 1 p.m. Saturday for Clinton, Jackson, Jo Davies, Carroll and Whiteside counties.

Temperatures will quickly move into the 40′s as we get into the afternoon hours Saturday, allowing for the snow to melt quickly.

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.