Winter storm warning and advisory throughout Tuesday | News
Area counties could see between three and nine inches of snow with Tuesday’s winter storm.
In an update issued just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, the National Weather Service said Buchanan, Delaware, Benton, Linn, Jones and Cedar Counties would remain under a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Residents in those counties could see five to nine inches of snow from Tuesday’s storm.
The warning is in effect until midnight Tuesday night for Dubuque, Jackson, Clinton, Muscatine, Scott, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Carroll, Whiteside, Rock Island, Henry (Illinois), Bureau, Putnam, Ogle, Lee, De Kalb and LaSalle counties. Four to eight inches of snow was forecast for those counties.
A winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. for Iowa, Keokuk, Washington, Jefferson, Henry (Iowa), Van Buren, Lee, Scotland and Clark counties, where an additional two to four inches of snow was forecast.
The winter weather advisory was in effect until midnight Tuesday for Louisa, Des Moines, Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Hancock and McDonough counties where an additional two to five inches of snow was forecast; and for Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall, Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Schuyler and Mason counties where a storm total of four to six inches of snow was predicted.
“The heaviest snowfall totals are expected generally north and east of a line from Waterloo, Iowa to the Quad Cities,” said a statement from the National Weather Service. “Lesser amounts will fall to the south and west of that line.”
Increasing winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour could also reduce visibility at times with blowing and drifting snow, making travel hazardous.