I hate to swear in an article but I have to do it here. I'm about to drop the 'S' word so do not show your children this article. Snow is on the way. That's right, SNOW! Our first large snowstorm of the 2022-2023 snow season is going to arrive early Tuesday morning and last through Wednesday. While we've seen bigger snowstorms in the Quad Cities, this will be the first one of the season to give us accumulating snow.

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Even though we all wished for more time, this article was inevitable. The Quad Cities, Eastern Iowa, and Western Illinois are expected to see their first measurable snowstorm of the 2022-2023 snow/winter season.

First Major Snowfall Of The Season

According to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities, a long-duration light snow event is expected to begin late Monday. It's expected to move across southeast Iowa, northeast Missouri, and west central Illinois, and eventually, make its way north through the day on Tuesday.

It will feel like this snowstorm is taking forever to move out of our area, the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities says there may be some breaks in the snow falling during the day with an increase in coverage and intensity in the afternoon.

How Much? When Does It Start? When Does It End?

If you look at the future radar from the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities, the snow will move into the southern part of the Quad Cities early Tuesday morning and reach the metro by about 5 a.m.

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities predicts that 1 to 2 inches of snow will fall and mostly accumulate on elevated and grassy surfaces.

This snowstorm is expected to last until late Tuesday night. But more snow is likely to fall on Wednesday, but I'll touch on that in a second.

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People Forgot How To Drive In Snow

With the first accumulating snowstorm of the season, the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities wants to remind you that slick spots will be possible on Quad-City roads and sidewalks.

As we all know, the first snowfall or two can be extremely difficult for people to drive in. Even though most of us have been driving in them our entire lives, a lot of the same people act like they just moved here from California and are experiencing snow for the first time.

During your morning and afternoon commutes, make sure you're driving cautiously and slowly as people adjust to driving in the white stuff. Expect slick surfaces, especially if they are untreated.

Is There More Snow Coming?

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities is predicting more snow to fall in the area on Wednesday, up to 1 inch of snow. To cut to the point, here is the forecast for the work week as of Monday. November 14th, 2022, according to the National Weather Service of the Quad Cities:

  • Today
    • Partly sunny, with a high near 40°.
  • Tonight
    • Snow, mainly after 3 a.m.
    • Low around 29°.
    • Chance of precipitation is 80%.
    • New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday
    • Snow with a high near 36°.
    • Chance of precipitation is 90%.
    • New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night
    • A 20% chance of snow before midnight.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 29°.
  • Wednesday
    • A 50% chance of snow.
    • Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35°.
    • New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21°.
  • Thursday
    • Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30°.
  • Thursday Night
    • Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 14°.
  • Friday
    • Partly sunny, with a high near 22°.
  • Friday Night
    • Partly cloudy, with a low around 14°.

Essential Winter Emergency Kit Items

Winter season in the Quad Cities means cold temperatures, heavy snow, and slick roads. Hopefully, you won't ever need to tap into your winter emergency kit, but it's better to have one in your car than to be unprepared. Make sure you have these essential items in your car before winter arrives in the Quad Cities.

10 Things to Stock Up On Now Before Winter Comes

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