Weather Alerts for Mercer, IL

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
MERCER, IL

Areas Affected:
Bureau - Carroll - Henry - Jo Daviess - Mercer - Putnam - Rock Island - Stephenson - Whiteside
Effective: Sat 3:53 am Updated: Sat 4:05 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 6:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM TO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...
.A DEVELOPING WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD SNOW ACROSS
THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH
SUNDAY. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER EASTERN
IOWA...NORTHWEST ILLINOIS AND FAR NORTHEAST MISSOURI. DEVELOPING
STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS SUNDAY MAY RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING
AND SOME BLOWING OF THE SNOW. SOME UNCERTAINTY ON THE EXACT TRACK
OF THIS STORM REMAINS...WHICH WILL AFFECT WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW
IS EXPECTED. STAY INFORMED WITH THE LATEST FORECAST UPDATES.
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM
CST SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.
* TIMING...7 PM THIS EVENING UNTIL 9 PM SUNDAY EVENING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...7 TO 11 INCHES. HEAVIEST SNOWS ALONG HIGHWAY
30 SOUTH TO THE I-80 CORRIDOR TO NEAR HIGHWAY 34 IN IOWA.
* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTH WINDS TONIGHT. NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH SUNDAY...RESULTING IN CONSIDERABLE DRIFTING
OF SNOW AND SOME BLOWING OF THE SNOW BY LATE MORNING.
* VISIBILITIES...BELOW 1/2 MILE AT TIMES.
* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. ON
SUNDAY...BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CREATE AREAS OF LOW
VISIBILITY AND MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ROAD CREWS TO KEEP
ROADS CLEAR...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

Information:
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED OR ARE OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.