Here we go again as our next weathermaker, Winter Storm "KISS", approaches with a chance for 1-2 inches of snow tomorrow afternoon. This looks like a fairly minor storm, but the forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Paducah said the same thing about the last storm... before it dropped 6-10 inches over the Missouri Bootheel and Western Kentucky.
They've issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 1-2 inches for Cape Girardeau County and points southward. The wording of the advisory includes a bit of a hedge just in case the storm is stronger than expected:
MAIN IMPACT: 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. IF THE SYSTEM MOVES JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER NORTHWARD...THESE TOTALS COULD INCREASE WITH LOCALIZED 3 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER SOUTHWARD MOVEMENT MEANS SLIGHTLY LOWER TOTALS OF AN INCH OR LESS. EVERYONE IN THE ADVISORY SHOULD SEE SOME MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THOUGH.
The computer models put Cape County at the far northern edge of the snowfall. So far this season, however, we've seen several storms that have shifted further north than what the models expected.
Following the storm, we're going to see another cold snap. However, much warmer weather is expected for the weekend and early next week, with highs in the 50s. The big question is whether the heat wave will last all week, or be replaced by yet another cold front and Arctic blast.