Winter Advisories as of 6:30 am
Snow is heading for the Ozarks later today. Damp and chilly weather will last through the weekend.
Snow is on radar early this morning up in Nebraska, part of a developing area which will continue to slide toward the Ozarks through the day. Initially, dry air will prevent snow from reaching the ground even through it shows up on the radar. (like it is early this morning)
I haven’t changed the forecast snow area much. I narrowed it up a bit and shifted the heavier snow southeast a touch. I’m gonna keep Springfield at around 4″ still.
This is an “on the freezing point” snow so it will be wet and much of what falls especially during the daylight hours will start to melt immediately. This will cut down on impact just a touch.
The best accumulations I believe will be over south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas starting in the late afternoon and into the evening. Areas receiving snow after dark have a better shot at it sticking longer to surfaces.
The snow forecast and timing of the snow is best depicted using the Drawing Board. You can pan and zoom around on this page!
Probability of 4″ or More of Snow
After the main “lift” passes to our southeast, we have some freezing drizzle and/or rain showers to contend with as early as the evening hours over southwest Missouri and last through the overnight time frame.
I don’t think this will be heavy but it could put a light glaze of ice down in some areas tonight.
Damp and Chilly
This first weekend of Spring looks wet and on the chilly side. It will “warm” ahead of the next storm but this really just means enough to keep the next wave of precipitation liquid, at least to start! Saturday should warm into the forties.
A round of rain late on Saturday looks robust. Our total liquid forecast through the weekend looks greater than 1″ in Springfield and perhaps more than 1.5″ off to the southeast.
Liquid Forecast Through Sunday AM
The weekend system does have a snow potential with it as well. If this were to happen, it would be late Saturday night or early Sunday. The snow would be most likely north of I-44. Watching.