Kent Brockman: "Let's check the death count from the killer storm bearing down on us like a shotgun full of snow."
Weatherman: "Well, Kent, as of now the death count is zero. But it is ready to shoot right up."
-- Random quote from "The Simpsons"
The snow is behind schedule, but the computer models are still projecting a decent snow for today and tonight. Thanks to a surge of drier, colder air from the north, the snow has had difficulty moving north. Here's the
guesstimate projection from the GFS model, which still wants to dump almost 8 inches at Cape:
The NAM model is less bullish, but still delivers a quality 5-6 inch snowfall here with much higher amounts to the south:
Somebody in Arkansas could wake up tomorrow to a foot-and-a-half of the white stuff. The forecast discussion from Memphis mentions the possibility of thundersnow for Northeast Arkansas this evening. I wouldn't be completely surprised to see thundersnow in parts of Southeast Missouri as well.
We'll probably see light snow during the daylights hours followed by heavy snow tonight.
Peeking ahead at next week, a minor Alberta Clipper could bring a dusting of snow on Monday. A stronger system later in the week could deliver another round of white stuff. It's a little too early to tell if that system will bring snow, ice, or just plain rain.