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Western Sauk Valley could get 2 inches of snow, revised forecast says

A National Weather Service maps shows the range of expected snowfall from a winter storm that will arrive Friday evening and affect portions of northwest Illinois.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The western portions of the Sauk Valley could see accumulations of snow in the range of 2 inches on Friday night and into Saturday as the region lies on the periphery of a winter storm, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities said in a revised forecast.

Lee, Carroll, Whiteside and Bureau counties were included in the weather statement.

The service said blowing and drifting snow is expected Friday evening and overnight. Gusts of 25 mph are predicted. Motorists are urged to use caution or delay their travel, if possible.

The hazardous weather outlook indicates that eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri and far west-central Illinois will be hardest hit by the winter storm. Snow totals 3 to 5 inches are more likely from Dubuque, Iowa, to the Quad Cities.

A storm warning is in effect for locations west of a line from Independence, Missouri, through Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and through to Burlington, Iowa, and Carthage, Illinois.

Overnight temps will reach a low of 19.

Here is the extended weekend forecast:

Saturday’s high will be around 21 with northeasterly winds 10 to 15 mph. By evening, temps will drop to 7 and the winds will die down.

Sunday will be sunny with a high of 23. Clouds will develop in the evening with a low of 16.

For Monday, the Martin Luther King Day holiday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 31.