National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather notice for counties:

BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-DUBUQUE-BENTON-LINN-JONES-JACKSON-IOWA-JOHNSON- CEDAR-CLINTON-MUSCATINE-SCOTT-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON- HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-JO DAVIESS-STEPHENSON-CARROLL- WHITESIDE-ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-HENDERSON- WARREN-HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-SCOTLAND-CLARK

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…NORTHWEST ILLINOIS…WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS…EAST CENTRAL IOWA…NORTHEAST IOWA…SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI. .

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS OF 20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 10 AM CST THIS MORNING GENERALLY ACROSS AREAS WITH SNOW COVER ALONG AND NORTHEAST OF AN IOWA CITY…TO ALEDO ILLINOIS LINE.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS.

FARTHER TO THE SOUTH OF THE ADVISORY, WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 15 BELOW ZERO. TONIGHT…LIGHT SNOW WILL MOVE ACROSS AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 30 CORRIDOR BUT WITH LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. .

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF THE MIDWEST FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. PERIODS OF MAINLY LIGHT SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOCAL AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A FEW INCHES ARE POSSIBLE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

THE SNOW MAY SWITCH OVER TO A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET ALONG AND ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 LATER FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING… WITH AT LEAST SOME MINOR SLEET ACCUMULATIONS AND ICE GLAZE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA ON SATURDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF WIND DRIVEN SNOW MOVING UP ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A FEW INCHES AGAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY EVENING. OF MORE POTENTIAL HAZARD WILL BE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS PRODUCING DRIFTING AND SOME BLOWING OF THE NEWLY FALLEN SNOW SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND WELL INTO SATURDAY EVENING.

DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS ARE THEN EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET AND WIND CHILLS POSSIBLY DROP TO AROUND 30 TO NEAR 40 BELOW ZERO NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 AND WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

THE REST OF THE OUTLOOK AREA MAY HAVE WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO.

THERE STILL IS SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THE EXACT TRACK OF THE WINTER STORM SYSTEM SO STAY TUNED FOR LATER FORECASTS…UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER HEADLINES TO BE ISSUED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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Source: http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ILZ002&warncounty=ILC177&firewxzone=ILZ002&local_place1=Freeport%20IL&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook&lat=42.2902&lon=-89.6347#.WFLoXIrQfcd

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