FIRST ALERT DAY: Saturday for accumulating snow & slick roads

Quad Cities (KWQC) - A FIRST ALERT DAY for accumulating snow has been issued for the the TV6 viewing area starting at Midnight and continuing until 6 PM Saturday.

Friday evening snow will begin falling in areas south of Hwy. 34.
This snow will spread north and fall through the night and much of Saturday with light to moderate accumulation! This will mean a slippery start to
the weekend and we'll see enough snow for plowing and shoveling. Thankfully there won't be much wind to complicate things. A long duration light snow is expected with heavier amounts south of I-80 and lighter amounts found north.
At this point many of us could see a range of 1 to 6+ inches fall. A trace of snow to 3 inches are likely north of Hwy. 30. Southward toward Hwy. 34 3 to 5
inches are possible with 5 to 7+ inches of snow along and south of Hwy. 34. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas south of Highway 30. Hancock and McDonough Counties in Illinois are under a Winter Storm WARNING for up to 7 inches of snow or more! These amounts could still change a bit. After the snow ends late Saturday quiet and
seasonal weather will take us through much of next week.

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.