Slow ride caused by wintry mix


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 7:44 pm
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By Kevin Smith, correspondent@qconline.com
After unseasonably high temperatures this week gave way to snow on Wednesday, frigid temperatures and more snowfall are expected for the area.

Driving conditions in the Quad-Cities were compromised Wednesday after rain turned to snowfall around 7:30 a.m., said meteorologist Tom Philip of the National Weather Service.The Quad City International Airport on Wednesday recorded 2.7 inches of snow and .52 inches of rain and melted snow.

"As the [winter storm] system moved over the area, it brought colder air from the north down to the entire region," Mr. Philip explained.

While the Quad-Cities saw 62 degrees around noon on Tuesday, temperatures today are expected to top out around 13 degrees, accompanied by a few scattered flurries. Tonight's low is expected to be 7 degrees below zero, with a wind chill of 20 degrees below zero, followed by a Friday high in the teens.

Mr. Philip said a second storm system is expected to bring an additional one to two inches of snow on Friday night and into Saturday. Temperatures are expected to climbto 26 degrees on Saturday and around 30 degrees on Sunday.

















 



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