A White Christmas still looks on tap as Winter Storm "Crosby Stills & Nash" arrives tomorrow afternoon and drops light snow through Christmas Day.
As usual, the computer models keep flip-flopping between "we get lots of snow" and "we get squat." We'll probably see something in between.
The weather service has just issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Cape Girardeau County and areas to the north and west. Here is their bulletin:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT SNOWS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO NOON CST SATURDAY.
* LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE ADVISORY REGION CHRISTMAS EVE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AN INCH OR LESS MAY OCCUR BY THE EVENING RUSH. LIGHT SNOW WILL THEN LIKELY CONTINUE DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES EARLY CHRISTMAS DAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES APPEAR LIKELY AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THIS FORECAST MAY STILL NEED TO BE MADE AS THE SYSTEM NEARS THE REGION.
* MAIN IMPACTS WILL BE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW TO CREATE SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED AND UNTREATED ROADWAYS. SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW FREEZING DURING MOST OF THE EVENT.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
It looks like this will be a win-win scenario with just enough snow to make the holiday pretty, but not enough to cause a rash of drivers to end up in ditches. Merry Christmas!