...Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until midnight CST tonight...
* timing...lingering rain to continue to change to snow early this morning. Occasional snow showers this afternoon and into the evening.
* Snow accumulations...1 to 3 inches. The higher snow accumulations will likely occur northeast of a line from 20 miles west of Dubuque Iowa...to Sterling in northwestern Illinois.
* Winds...west to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph today.
* Impacts...as temperatures fall well below freezing...roads may become snow and ice covered and slippery...especially during the late morning and afternoon. Localized blowing and drifting snow will also cause reduced and rapidly changing visibilities... especially on rural and open north/south roadways.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling... especially in open areas.