The first winter storm of the season could bring up to six inches of snow to the North Scott region. The snowfall, combined with heavy winds, will result in very dangerous road conditions throughout the day.
With temperatures dropping, a steady rainfall began turning into snow at roughly 10 a.m. this morning. David Sheets, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service who is headquartered in Davenport, said that the heaviest snowfall will occur between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., with particularly heavy snow coming down in the early afternoon hours.
Road conditions are expected to be treacherous through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The storm is expected to produce winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Blowing wind will result in low visibility and make it difficult for road crews to clear streets.
“Driving conditions will be the worst during that late afternoon or early evening commuting time,” he said.
A blizzard warning will remain in effect until 12 a.m.