Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thunderstorms & Blizzard Conditions Thursday

Here in the weather department, we've been very busy this winter talking about snow.  We're now up to 54.3".  The winter of 2013-2014 is now the 5th snowiest on record in the Quad Cities.

More snow melt will take place today through Friday thanks to highs in the 30s and 40s.  Tuesday's high of 49° in the Quad Cities was the warmest daytime temperature is more than two months!

Rain and a few thunderstorms are likely late tonight and Thursday.

Rainfall amounts will generally be in the one-half to one inch range with heavier totals off to the south and east.

However, if you're traveling a few hours to the west and northwest Thursday, heavy snow and high winds will cause blizzard conditions.  The red shaded area in Iowa are under a "Blizzard Warning" from Thursday morning to Friday morning.

Those high winds that will cause the blizzard conditions Thursday will also move into the Quad Cities by evening with the rain changing over to snow.  We could see some light accumulations, especially across the north.

Keep up on the latest forecast with the quickly changing weather Thursday afternoon.

CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples

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