WRMJ News Director Jim Taylor spoke with meteorologist Andy Ervin with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities Thursday morning. A winter storm watch has been posted for the WRMJ listening area from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of northeast Missouri, east central, northeast and southeast Iowa and north central, northwest and west central Illinois. * WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.