UpdateJanuary 10th, 2013 at 9:58 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Temperatures are rising south to north across the viewing area. We are at our high temperature for the day at WLFI with 42.3 degrees after an afternoon high of 41.2 degrees.
Up to 0.55″ of rainfall has already occurred in the viewing area as of 10 p.m. & lightning is showing up in from Quincy to St. Louis, southward to Tennessee.
So, expected rain overnight with the heaviest rains late tonight-early Friday morning. Some t’storms are possible, so don’t be surprised to hear thunder or see some flashes of lightning outside your window in places.
Otherwise, tomorrow will dry out with brisk south winds to 25, perhaps 30 mph at times with highs of 57-62. Skies will be mostly cloudy. I say “mostly” because some breaks in the clouds here & there are possible in the afternoon & evening in places.
Current Doppler rainfall for today is in the last two images:
Questions are still there regarding the timing, track, precip type & amounts for Monday-ish system. I say “ish” because there is just clear disagreement on arrival of wintry precipitation here. Whether it is early Sunday morning, Monday-Tuesday or two waves with one in each time is in question.
Below is the latest NAM model projection for snow. GFS has the snow band a bit farther west, but an additional snow band just southeast of our area. It has one round of wintry precip early Sunday morning & the other Monday-Tuesday (that second round mainly south).
So, it is a bit more complicated. So, will keep snow/mix potential in for Monday, keep 20% snow pop Sunday morning & 25% snow pop Tuesday morning.