ORIGINAL POST: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
As of late Sunday afternoon, light snow is falling across central Iowa.
Snow will spread into eastern Iowa this evening and into the Quad Cities and across the Mississippi River by 8-10 p.m.
The heaviest of the snow will fall late tonight and early Monday.
I’m still good with my morning snow total forecast. Some locations may be off by an inch or so. But, if we get into that ballpark range, I’m good with the prediction.
Much colder air will move in with the freshly fallen snow. Lows by Wednesday morning could drop into the single digits!
Warmer weather returns by the weekend.
I’ll see you bright and early Monday on “Local 4 News This Morning” from 5-7 a.m. with the latest on the winter storm.
ORIGINAL POST: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 5:23 a.m.
Moderate to heavy snow is on the way to eastern Iowa and northern Illinois later Sunday into Monday.
A “Winter Weather Advisory” goes into effect Sunday evening and will run through Monday evening.
The storm system that’ll bring us the snow is located over Montana early Sunday. This clipper will quickly race southeastward to south-central Iowa by Monday morning and to near St. Louis, Missouri, by midday Monday.
Since the heaviest of the snow usually falls to the north of the low pressure system, the Mississippi and Illinois Valleys are primed for the biggest snow of season since early December!
Light snow will break out across the Midwest today and spread into eastern Iowa by late Sunday afternoon.
This snow will reach the Quad Cities and the Mississippi River by evening.
Snowfall will become moderate overnight into early Monday morning. There will be periods of heavy snow around daybreak Monday.
By midday Monday, the heaviest of the snow should be south of us. However, light snow will continue into Monday evening and end Monday night.
BIGGEST SNOW SINCE EARLY DECEMBER
This storm system will be the biggest the area has seen since December 4, 2016, our first snow of the season.
That day, 10.2″ of snow fell in Davenport, Iowa, and 7.8″ accumulated in Moline, Illinois.
In the three months since then, Davenport has only picked up 8.9″ of snow and Moline saw 8.7″!
Here are my forecast snotals (“snow totals”) for Sunday evening through Monday evening.
So, just find your hometown and that’s how much snow you’ll be shoveling!.
Again, the heaviest of the snow will fall Sunday night and early Monday.
I’ll have another update later this afternoon and let you know if anything changes.