A strong storm system that continues to track away from the Midwest and that brought the region very gusty winds Thursday and Thursday evening is now moving far enough away that winds are really starting to diminish tonight.
For tonight, expect wind gusts to near 35 MPH at times. There may be some very light rain and or even light snow flurries later tonight falling from the cloudy skies with a low in the low to mid 30s.
After some light rain and or snow flurries early on Friday, decreasing clouds will gradually overtake the area with highs in the 40s expected.
The upcoming weekend is looking good with sunny skies for Saturday and the St. Patrick’s Day parade here in Quincy with temperatures in the 40s.
Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and a mix of sun and clouds will be in the forecast with highs a bit warmer and well into the 40s.
Major to moderate flooding will be possible in parts of the area located along the Mississippi River and on other local rivers within the next 10 days.
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~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist