Update……..Issues with Storm Track Monday, But Eventual Dense Sampling Will HelpJanuary 10th, 2013 at 4:20 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Still looks like two main waves of rain with some potential isolated t’storms mixed in & warm temperatures now-Saturday night. 1-2″ of rainfall still looks like a good forecast.
There is still uncertainty & disagreement regarding the timing & track, was well as precipitation type & amounts early next week. NAM paints up to 12″ of snow in Illinois & anywhere from a light dusting in our southeast to nearly 8″ of snow in northwestern Newton County & icy mix over the southeastern half of the viewing area.
This bears close watching. Some models have us missing a lot the wintry precipitation, keeping it either northwest or southeast of here. I still like keeping accumulating snow &/or wintry mix in the forecast, but the details are still blurry. Why? It is still out in the Pacific & nice, dense sampling of it will not be done until it reaches land. It will not reach land until southern California & it is still way northwest of the U.S. Pacific Northwest coastline.
Stay tuned as the forecast will become much more apparent in the coming days.