Northwestern Illinois — The National Weather Service Quad Cities has issued a Winter Storm Warning in Northwestern Illinois. The NWS says a band of snow is expected to develop and spread into parts of eastern Iowa and far northwestern Illinois by late this afternoon. The snow will become heavy at times tonight, with periods of snow then continuing through the day on Friday.
Currently the axis of heaviest snow is expected to occur generally along and north of an Iowa City Iowa, to Davenport, and to a Princeton Illinois line where a Winter Storm Warning has been issued. Advisory amount snow accumulations are expected south of this axis from Sigourney Iowa, to Aledo Illinois. Expect a difficult Friday morning commute, especially in the warning areas.
The snow is expected to taper off from west to east by late Friday afternoon.
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected.
* WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY