I bad an uneasy feeling driving in to work this morning and seeing that the roads had been pre-treated with salt.
"Uh oh," I thought, "What do they know that I don't?"
It turns out, plenty. Our next weathermaker, Winter Storm "Iron Maiden", is now poised to bring a nice 1-2 inch snowfall to Cape Girardeau tonight. The system looked like a dud yesterday, but now appears stronger and more favorable for bringing a light snowfall.
The weather service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 PM this evening through noon Saturday.
Meanwhile, a second system -- perhaps Winter Storm "Jefferson Airplane" -- is forecasted to arrive Sunday. This looks like a snow-changing-to-rain-changing-back-to-snow scenario. It could bring another couple of inches.
The GFS computer model is projecting a total accumulation of around 4 inches from these two storms over the next five days.
To make things even more interesting, a third storm (Winter Storm "KISS"?) is shown by the longer-range computer models to arrive Wednesday. It seems capable of delivering a quality snowfall (6+ inches), but right now is projected to miss us to the south. However, these storms have tended to track farther north each time, so the bullseye might land on Southeast Missouri for a change.