A Weather Smorgasbord Expected | Weather
Hi Everyone! Chief meteorologist James Zahara here.
‘Wow! So this is what spring is like!’ Thats the first thing that came to mind when I walked outside the door. Its only a one-day deal. We’re looking in going from one extreme to another in the next 24 hours in the Quad Cities. It’s obvious outside that we’re on the upside as temperatures already are already above the record high of 57 degrees set back in 1914. It’s also expected to be quite wet today as well as this warm southerly flow will be transporting hefty gulf moisture northward across the area. In fact, instability levels should be high enough to hear a few rumbles of thunder. Rainfall amounts should be plentiful which could likely range from a half to over an inch and a half by evening.
By tonight, the system responsible for this change in our weather will track off to our northeast pulling down some much colder arctic air behind it. The concern will be any moisture available to change the rain over to some snow. Right now, it appears that with a quarter of an inch of water to work with a 1 to some local areas 3 inch snowfall amount by Wednesday morning is possible. Afternoon highs for the rest of the work week will only manage to reach the teens. Ouch!!