We've got three potential winter storms looming for the next 7 days, starting with Winter Storm "Fleetwood Mac" expected to bring the first good snowfall of the season tomorrow. This could be followed by Winter Storm "Guns & Roses" delivering a chance of snow or rain on Monday or so, possibly followed late next week by Winter Storm "Hendrix".
The weather service seems pretty confident about the impending storm in their forecast for Cape Girardeau:
TONIGHT: CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY: OCCASIONAL SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 3 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT: MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. LOWS AROUND 11. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
Those wild and wacky computer models have been surprisingly consistent about bringing 2-4 inches at Cape. We have an 80% chance of getting at least two inches at Cape:
The probabilities drop to 30% for a 4+ inch snowstorm and to 5% for a 6+ inch snowfall. It appears that most of the snow will fall during daylight hours tomorrow, creating a winter wonderland but also a travel headache and a real conundrum for school administrators.
Here is the latest Unscientific Wild Guess from our trusty Weather Or Not Dartboard:
With the temperature only forecasted to reach 22°F on Friday, 33°F on Saturday, and 37°F on Sunday, it appears much of the snow will still be on the ground to begin next week. That's when "Guns & Roses" is poised to make an appearance. It's capable of dropping minor snow accumulations, although temperatures might be warm enough Monday afternoon for some plain old rain.