Snow storm arrives today
QUINCY (WGEM) - Winter Weather Advisories (purple shaded area) and Winter Storm Warnings (pink shaded areas) are now in effect through noon tomorrow (Saturday). Heavy, accumulating snow likely.
A developing low pressure system to our west will make its way towards the area as we head through the day. This low will bring us accumulating snow. The north/northwestern tier of the Tri-States will be the first to see the snow flakes flying. However, as temperatures sit just above freezing, we may start off with a little rain or rain/snow mix. This will occur as we head through the afternoon. Then, the snow will spread south/southeastward through the rest of the Tri-States through the rest of the afternoon and evening. As it drifts southward it will gradually broaden in area. The snow will continue through the evening, night and into tomorrow morning. Also overnight, wind speeds will start to increase. We’ll go from east winds of 5 - 10 mph, to northeast winds of 10 - 20 with gusts up to 32 mph. This would lead to some blowing snow and whiteout conditions. Roads will become snow covered and slick. If possible, please try to stay home tonight. This will keep you safe and help plow truck drivers get their job done a little more easily.
Models have continued on the trend of slightly higher snowfall totals. So we have adjusted them a little. However, confidence is high that the northwestern and western tier will see the most snow, while the eastern tier will see the lowest amounts.
Copyright 2022 WGEM. All rights reserved.