Wisconsin and Iowa are preparing for a snowstorm to dump more of the white stuff all over the place Wednesday night and Thursday. The National Weather Service says some areas could see up to 9 inches of snow which means some areas are under a Winter Storm Watchand a Winter Weather Advisory.

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Rain Before The Snow

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities says that a system will be bringing snow to Eastern Iowa, Northwestern Illinois, and Wisconsin starting Wednesday night through Thursdsay. The Quad Cities will get a lot of rain first with some areas seeing 2 inches of rainfall.

National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
National Weather Service of the Quad Cities
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Depending on the system's path, we could see more snow, ice, or rain dropped on the Quad Cities metro. Most of the snow is expected to fall in a line from Galena, IL to Washginton, IA.

A lot of Snow to Fall in Wisconsin, Northeast Iowa

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The National Weather Service of La Crosse  is saying that some towns and counties along that line will see more than 6 inches of snow, with mostly Wisconsin towns getting up to 9 inches of snow.

Who Need to Prepare?

The National Weather Service of La Crosse
The National Weather Service of La Crosse
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Many counties are under a Winter Storm Watch and a Winter Weather Advisory. The Winter Storm Watch stretches from Marion County in Iowa to Green Lake County in Wisconsin. Most of the counties under a Winter Weather Advisory are in Wisconsin surrounding the counties that are under a watch.

Here is the forecast from National Weather Service of the Quad Cities for Wednesday through Sunday:

  • Today
    • Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46°.
    • South wind around 5 mph.
  • Tonight
    • Rain, mainly after 7pm. Low around 35°.
    • Breezy, with an east wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
    • Chance of precipitation is 100%.
    • New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Thursday
    • Rain, possibly mixed with sleet, becoming all rain after 9 am.
    • Steady temperature around 36°.
    • Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    • Chance of precipitation is 100%.
    • New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday Night
    • A 20% chance of snow after midnight.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26°.
    • Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Friday
    • Mostly sunny, with a high near 32°.
  • Saturday
    • Sunny, with a high near 38°.
  • Sunday
    • Sunny, with a high near 47°.

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