The computer models keep hinting at the chance of snow with the next storm system. Of course the models have been terrible lately -- they claimed it would be sunny on Thanksgiving Day -- but there's still a chance we could see our first snowflakes of the season late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
With a forecasted low temperature of 33°F on Saturday night, it's going to be too warm for any accumulation. Nevertheless, the "S" word does appear in the official Cape Girardeau forecast:
SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.
SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
Even if the snow doesn't pan out, we will see plenty of rain. The five-day rainfall projection shows Cape Girardeau easily picking up another inch of rain, with much higher amounts predicted for Kentucky and Tennessee.