A frigid Thursday to all. Well, you were warned. It's nasty out there this morning with temps below zero. Most area schools are canceling classes today while others are delaying the start of classes until things warm up. But things aren't going to warm up much today.

We're looking at patchy, blowing snow for the morning commute with a high near 2 degrees. A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon as wind chill values are expected to be as low as -30 degrees thanks to a northwest wind of around 15 mph gusting to 25 mph.

Tonight will be more of the same — an overnight low around -8 degrees and wind chill values as low as -25 degrees.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high near 30 degrees and wind chill values as low as -20.

It will be breezy with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Friday night brings snow with patchy blowing snow between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. The low will be around 22 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

If you haven't already, now is the time to break out the longjohns.


Early morning online guy at the Quad-City Times. Muscatine native and Hawkeye fan.