Snow could fall on area starting Thursday

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
AARON EISENHAUER ~ aeisenhauer@semissourian.com Julia Callow, 6, plays in the snow, making tiny snowmen outside her mom's business, Bella Salon on Pacific St. on Jan. 31. Forecasts say snow could begin falling in the area Thursday.

More snow could be dumped on Southern illinois and parts of Southeast Missouri as soon as Thursday night.

A storm system is expected to take shape across the Gulf Coast Thursday and move east by late Friday, dropping snow throughout the Ohio Valley region and mid south Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.

The winter weather may affect portions of Southeast Missouri, including Scott County, and the southern tip of Illnois, including Alexander and Union counties.

In Cape Girardeau, snow is considered likely to start Thursday night and continue into Friday, with a 50 percent chance of the snow continuing on Friday.

The weather system is still evolving and accumulation and precipitation predictions are still fairly uncertain, the weather service cautioned.

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