Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
416 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

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416 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central
Illinois...northwest Illinois...west central Illinois...east
central Iowa...northeast Iowa...southeast Iowa and northeast


Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible along and
south of Interstate 80 this evening. Some of these storms will
produce cloud to ground lightning and small hail.

Rain mixed with sleet will move up across the Outlook area this
evening. There will even be temporary bouts of freezing rain this
evening but mainly on elevated surfaces. The rain will then
become more widespread freezing rain, sleet, and snow along and
north of Interstate 80 after 10 PM and into the overnight.
Freezing rain may result in ice accumulations of up to one tenth
of an inch over portions of east central Iowa and northwest
Illinois. Localized swaths of one to two tenths of an inch of ice
will also be possible, with most of the thicker ice glaze
occurring on elevated surfaces and after Midnight. Up to one and
a half inches of wet snow will be possible along and north of a
line from Independence Iowa, to Clinton Iowa, and Sterling
Illinois. Lesser snow amounts will occur toward the Freeport
Illinois area. While some slick spots will be possible on
untreated roadways and bridges, ice accumulations are expected to
be limited to vegetation and elevated surfaces. A Winter Weather
Advisory for tonight into Saturday morning, has been expanded
south to the Interstate 80 corridor, and west of Cedar Rapids.


Saturday morning, the Winter Weather Advisory will remain in
effect until 10 am over portions of eastern Iowa and northwest
Illinois. A wintry mix is expected to move out of this area by mid
morning with additional light ice and snow accumulations


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight. Reports of
slick roads would be appreciated tonight, as well as snow
accumulations of an inch or more and ice accumulations over a
tenth of an inch.



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