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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 3:45 AM CDT Mar. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through
Saturday afternoon...

* what... heavy wet snow and strong east winds. Total snow
accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are possible, with localized
amounts up to 10 inches. Winds could gust between 30-35 mph.

* Where... portions of east central and northeast Iowa and north
central and northwest Illinois.

* When... from Friday 7 PM through early Saturday afternoon.

* Additional details... snowfall rates may peak between 1-2 inches
per hour leading to significant reductions in visibility and
very difficult travel conditions. The heavy wet snow may result
in broken tree branches, which could lead to sporadic power

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.