UPDATE Saturday 12-10-2016 12:35PM
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory in Lee county to a Winter Storm WARNING valid through late Sunday night, as heavier snowfall accumulations are looking more likely to occur in this area with totals of 8 to 12 inches, isolated higher amounts possible.
UPDATED Saturday 12-10-16 7:35AM
A Winter Weather Advisory has replaced the Winter Storm Watch and is valid beginning at 3pm for Lee county and 6pm for Whiteside county, running through 6pm Sunday evening.
Snow: Total accumulation of 5 to 8 inches with isolated higher amounts possible.
Timing: Snow begins after 3pm this afternoon lasting well into Sunday evening.
Hazards: Travel is expected to become difficult by late Saturday evening into Sunday morning. At this time light winds will limit blowing/drifting snow.
More continuing coverage throughout the day.
The national Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm WATCH for both Lee and Whiteside counties starting late Saturday and lasting through Sunday evening.
Significant snow accumulations are possible as multiple pieces of energy move over the area this weekend. Combined with cold air already in place, snowfall accumulations of 6″ or more are likely by late Sunday.
Snow will continue through Sunday evening into Monday morning, possibly adding even more to snow already on the ground by Sunday evening.
Travel is expected to become difficult by late Saturday lasting through the remainder of the weekend with poor visibilities at times.