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Light snow on Thursday as weather system veers northward

National Weather Service map showing percentage chance of snow on Thursday and Friday.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — A slow-moving weather pattern on the heels of a high-pressure system could bring the first light snow in the morning hours of Thursday, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities said.

However, the system crosses Iowa on a northeasterly track, with most of the affected areas being in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

There’s a 20% chance of snow in northwestern Illinois. It potentially could produce sleet, so the weather service has not ruled out patchy freezing rain for Thursday morning commuters.

The high will reach 41 under a mostly cloudy sky with southwesterly afternoon winds. Some gusts will be 25 mph. Conditions will calm overnight with a low of 28.

On Friday, temps will be in the 40s. There is an 80% chance of rain. Overnight with lower temperatures, the rain could turn into snow before sunrise on Saturday.