A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Scott County running Monday night through early Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations could add up to 8+ inches.

According to the national weather service …

HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY… .A SLOW MOVING WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW ACROSS EASTERN IOWA AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS MONDAY NIGHT, WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL START OUT AS RAIN DURING THE DAY TODAY, WHICH WILL CHANGE TO LIGHT SNOW OVERNIGHT. SNOW MAY BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES, ESPECIALLY TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. INCREASING NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS MAY CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

What you should do

Keep in mind, we’ve published helpful articles about how to prepare for an on-coming snow storm here and here. But lest you forget, it’s really helpful if you get your cars off the street and into your driveways (or garages) so the plows can move as much snow as possible.

And if you’re planning on shoveling the heavy, wet stuff, here are some tips on how to save your back and make sure you don’t wear yourself out (or bring on a heart attack) in the process.

Stay warm. Stay safe. Remember, the official start of spring is less than a month away!