A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for much of the area through Wednesday, with blowing snow expected on west northwest winds of 20 to 35 mph, gusting as high as 45 mph.
The Quad Cities National Weather Service office says bitterly cold wind chills as low as negative 20 could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in rural areas. This may cause roads to become snow covered again and make travel difficult across the advisory area.
The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute. The strong winds will make driving high profile vehicles difficult and could also blow around unsecured items.
National Weather Service forecast for Muscatine, as of Tuesday 8 p.m.:
A chance of flurries between 4am and 5am. Patchy blowing snow before 9pm, then patchy blowing snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -5. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Patchy blowing snow before 5pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 10. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -15. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.