Bread, milk, vegetables and cans of beans for homemade chili have been flying off the shelves in advance of the pending winter snowstorm.
"Last night was one of our busier evenings and we're hoping it's busy again today," Twila Bankson, pricing manager at Sun Mart Foods, 920 S. Burlington Ave., said this morning.
Jeremy Wesely, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hastings, said the forecasted storm is still on track to hit the Tri-Cities.
The brunt of the storm is expected to be during the day Thursday, with accumulations of as much as an inch an hour Thursday afternoon.
Wesely said by the time the storm is done — sometime between Thursday night and early Friday morning — 9 to 13 inches may have fallen.