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Some more winter weather is expected to impact the Quad Cities throughout the day and into the afternoon and evening on Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) of the Quad Cities and Des Moines are predicting that more wintery weather will impact eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois.

car under the snow

The NWS of the Quad Cities says that this storm could bring accumulating snow/freezing rain for Thursday, with several inches of snow currently possible.

Wind speeds are expected to increase throughout the day into the afternoon/evening on Thursday that could lead to blowing snow, along with any water flash freezing on surfaces.

The NWS in Des Moines is predicting that the Quad Cities have a 57% chance of seeing 1" or more of snow accumulation throughout the day on Thursday. As Thursday progresses, temperatures are expected to drop which could cause that flash freezing, blowing snow, and blizzard-like conditions.

As of right now, the forecast for Wednesday night to Thursday night is as follows:

  • Wednesday Night
    • A slight chance of snow before 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 4am and 5am, then a slight chance of rain after 5am.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
    • South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
    • Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Thursday
    • Rain before noon, then rain and snow between noon and 2pm, then snow after 2pm.
    • High near 36.
    • Chance of precipitation is 80%.
    • New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night
    • A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight.
    • Patchy blowing snow.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
    • Blustery.

Extremely cold temperatures are expected to hit the QCA this weekend into early next week. We'll keep you up to date on Thursday's storm and the cold temps to follow as we get closer.

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