The National Weather Service has issued an advisory for our area and it looks like it will snow most of the weekend.

via CBS 2

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the northern half of eastern Iowa beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. and continuing through Sunday at 6 p.m. Western Illinois has been placed under a Winter Storm Watch. Now, for the specifics.

Snow is expected to start in the latter half of the afternoon Saturday and continue through Sunday. Right now, the expectations are for 2 to 9 inches, but the area north of Highway 30 could see even more than that. Cedar Rapids is expected to receive between 5 and 7 inches of snow. Here's CBS2's current snowfall projections:

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Last weekend's snow was very wet with temperatures around the freezing mark. This weekends should be lighter as highs are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 20's. However, that could actually cause additional problems with travel due to winds that are forecast to gust as high as 20 miles-per-hour. Light to moderate snow much of the weekend, and those winds could cause blowing and drifting snow making for treacherous roadways.

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Keep up with the forecast this weekend and fuel and fire up that snowblower, if you haven't already. I had mine ready last weekend, but there was no way it was going to move the mush I met on my sidewalk and driveway. My back didn't want to either. This weekend, I'll put that snowblower to good use. Hopefully, just with a few inches of the white stuff. I'm not ready for a biggie storm just yet.

[via National Weather Service]