Temperatures will hover around the 20 degree mark for most of the evening before some high thin clouds allow the mercury to drop back in the teens.  Winds won’t be as strong but enough to keep wind chills in the single digits.

On Friday, I’m looking at a more partly sunny sky but still on the cold side with daytime highs just over the 20 degree mark.

Now come the weekend and the anticipated winter storm that will an affect on parts of the Midwest.  The timing is guarantee to arrive starting Saturday night into Sunday.  Once again, the track of the storm is going to be the key and right now that track still takes it right along the Interstate 80 corridor through the Quad Cities.  For us, that keep the higher accumulations of snow to our north especially in areas across Northeastern Iowa into Southern Wisconsin.  This is where more than 6+” of snowfall is expected.  As you head further south, snowfall amounts drop off dramatically as you head toward the Quad Cities.

We’re at this point in the forecast that the storm track could still shift either 50 to 150 miles north or south from its current track so keep an eye on updates right here or on my Facebook and Twitter page.

I’m also keeping an eye on another round of snow that is expected to track just south of the Quad Cities later Sunday into Sunday night.  That too has the potential of accumulating as well.

And we’re not quite done yet, as another snow system is possible next Tuesday before another cold blast of air moves in for the rest of next week.

Chief meteorologist James Zahara

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