UPDATED POST: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014, 5:12 a.m.
Our next winter storm is on the way today, tonight, and tomorrow.
Light snow or flurries will develop this morning and move southwest to northeast across the area.
The heaviest snow for all of us will fall late this evening and tonight.
As the storm pulls away Wednesday, only light snow is expected.
The “Winter Storm Warning” (yellow) goes into effect at noon today through noon Wednesday.
The “Winter Weather Advisory” begins at 3 p.m. today and runs through noon Wednesday.
Snowfall projections are pretty similar to what I was forecasting yesterday for this storm.
Be safe out there.
The next storm for this weekend is still up in the air. At this point, models are very inconsistent and are keeping the heaviest snow to the south of us.
Stay tuned on that storm. Today’s storm is a given.
UPDATED POST: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
Everything still looks on track regarding Tuesday’s snow.
It’ll begin across our southern hometowns in the morning and spread northward by afternoon. The heaviest snow is expected to fall Tuesday night.
The “Winter Storm Watch” for our southern hometowns has been upgraded to a “Winter Storm Warning” south of the Quad Cities in the fuchsia shading from around 9 a.m. (noon for Knox and Stark counties in Illinois) until noon Wednesday. This is where the heaviest snow will fall by Wednesday morning.
A “Winter Weather Advisory” goes into effect in the purple shading from 3 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday.
My snowfall projections from this morning still look good for this next snow event.
Have a great night and join me bright and early on “CBS4 News This Morning” beginning at 5 a.m. for the very latest.
ORIGINAL POST: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014, 5:29 a.m.
We’re waking up to the coldest morning this winter season.
At 6 a.m. in the Quad Cities, the temperature was -21°, which easily beats the previous cold morning reading of -15°.
Now, we have to start thinking about snow after a nice sunny day today.
A “Winter Storm Watch” goes into effect Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning for the shaded counties south of the Quad Cities.
Snow is expected to develop during day Tuesday and become heavier Tuesday night before ending early Wednesday.
Snowfall amounts will be similar to the amounts we picked up last Friday and Saturday.
Bitterly cold air returns Wednesday night into Friday.
And, there’s still a chance of another snowstorm this weekend. That storm will be tracking across the South, but it could move close enough to us to give us another accumulating snow.
Keep up on the latest forecast.