UPDATE: A winter weather advisory for areas north of the Wapsipinicon River has been lifted by the National Weather Service. The NWS wind advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.
EARLIER REPORT: A good Tuesday to all. No snow yet, but winter is expected to make a return today. A wind advisory is in effect for the Quad-Cities from 9 a..m. until 6 p.m. today. A winter weather advisory is in effect for areas north of the Wapsipinicon River. It will be in effect until 6 p.m.
The wind advisory from the National Weather Service calls for sustained northwest winds of 25-35 mph with gusts in the 40-45 mph and higher range. That could make driving on interstates and highways treacherous as well as cause small tree branches to break.
As for the winter weather advisory, that advisory is calling for strong winds and blowing snow with 1-2 inches possible in northern Jackson County. Temperatures are expected to fall into the mid-20s with wind chills in the single digits.
In the Q-C proper, we can expect occasional rain, snow, and sleet before 2 p.m., then a slight chance of snow between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Temperatures will fall to around 25 degrees by 5 p.m. It will be windy with gusts as high as 40 mph.
The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
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Tonight there's a 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low around 11 degrees and wind chill values as low as -5.
Rain/snow mix will be possible this morning during the morning commute. http://t.co/pa0I9Q2YCm— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) January 14, 2014
Main thoroughfares were pre-treated yesterday in preparation for predicted conditions. Crews are in this morning and prepared to respond.— City of Davenport (@cityofdavenport) January 14, 2014