Approaching Winter Storm "Pink Floyd" threatens to bring a wintry mix this afternoon and tonight. At Cape Girardeau, it appears that the progression will be snow, then freezing rain, possibly ending as liquid rain.
Here's the official forecast:
TODAY...CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING THEN SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.
TONIGHT...SNOW AND WIDESPREAD FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING THEN A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN OR RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 1 INCH. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. ICE ACCUMULATION OF LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.
The system is relatively weak, however, so while the odds of precipitation are high, the chances for big snow or ice accumulations are slim.
Current projections show that we have a 40% chance of receiving two inches of snow or more:
We only have about 1% chance of seeing at least four inches. Meanwhile, ice accumulations are expected to be small -- but any ice is too much ice.
With high temperatures expected to reach into the 40s tomorrow afternoon, any accumulation will be short lived. We should be back into the 50s by Thursday and the trend of warm weather is likely to continue for awhile.