11:00am UPDATE: The Winter Storm Warning has been expanded to include the Quad City Metro area.
A nasty combination of freezing rain and snow will overspread the area today. Winter Storm Warnings are in place for areas north of the Quad Cities. All other areas are under a Winter Weather Advisory. Precipitation will begin from west to east during the late-morning and early-afternoon hours as temperatures rise near the freezing mark.
Where there is a mixture of freezing rain and snow, there will be more slush. Ice accumulations up to a few tenths are possible from Dixon to Burlington, right over the US-34 corridor.
Bottom line: Don't travel this afternoon and tonight for areas north of the Quad Cities, unless it's essential. Don't get the false sense of security that this is a dud just because you're not seeing much this afternoon. Keep in mind that this lasts until about 6:00am Wednesday morning.
We'll be here to cover it all between now and then.
-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen