UPDATE POST: THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014, 4:17 p.m.
Based on the latest data coming in, we might be seeing more snow Friday and Saturday than earlier forecast!
A “Winter Storm Watch” goes into effect Friday evening through Saturday afternoon for moderate to heavy snow.
Here’s an updated snow forecast from the CBS4 in-house computer models and it looks pretty reasonable for what I’m thinking. It wouldn’t be out of the question that we could be adding another inch to these totals!
So, where I was forecasting 1-2″ this morning for Friday and Saturday, that’s now 2-4″. In the Quad Cities and along and just to the north and south of Interstate 80, that is now 4″+. And, the area where I had 4″+ this morning, that could easily be 6″+ now.
Be sure to join me bright and early Friday morning on “CBS4 News This Morning” from 5-7 a.m. for the very latest on this heavy snow event!
ORIGINAL POST: THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Three waves of snow are on the way to Iowa and Illinois through Saturday. Yes, it’s still winter.
The first round of light snow comes in today. Accumulations will be on the light side. I’m expecting an inch or less from the Quad Cities southward and maybe 1-2″ across the far north.
After a snow-free night tonight, more light snow develops during the day Friday. By evening, an inch or less will have accumulated.
However, heavier snow comes in Friday night and Saturday. Our southern hometowns have the best chance of picking up the most snow through Saturday.
Here is how much snow I think will fall Friday and Saturday.
There’s even more snow coming in early next week!
So far, in January, we’ve picked up 17.4″ officially in the Quad Cities.
That makes this the 8th snowiest January on record. And, with more snow coming in today and tomorrow, we’ll be rising higher on that list.