A sunny, mild day before accumulating snow arrives tomorrow
QUINCY (WGEM) - A Winter Storm Watch will be in effect from tomorrow (Friday) afternoon through Saturday morning for Lee County (IA), Scotland and Clark County (MO) and Hancock County (IL). Heavy snow possible with breezy winds.
The brief light early morning rain/freezing rain cleared out quickly as expected. Now, we’re enjoying some nice sunshine. With the warmer start to the day (temperatures were in the 30s, when we usually start off much colder than that) and the sunshine, temperatures will be above normal again. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. Into tonight, clouds will increase into the Tri-States ahead of tomorrow’s storm system. Lows will be a little colder, in the 20s.
The focus then turns to tomorrow and Saturday morning, as accumulating snow is likely. The morning commute will stay dry, no problems there. It looks like the noon hour will be dry as well. However, as we continue into the late afternoon hours, the snow will start to move into the northwestern tier of the Tri-States. Then, it will continue to spread southward through the evening and night. The snow looks to even continue into early Saturday morning. Breezy winds will also accompany the snow, so blowing snow could be an issue. While everyone will get accumulating snow, the highest totals look to remain over the northwest tier. We continue to keep an eye on the storms path, whether it slides slightly further west or slightly further east. This shift would not mean that someone does not end up with snow. The only thing this shift in the storm would do, is move snow totals around a little. We continue to get new model data in so this is still an evolving forecast. Meaning, your totals may be nudged up or down a little.
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