UpdateJanuary 23rd, 2013 at 10:31 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Clipper snow showers are largely gone, but impressive lake effect snow showers are gathering just north of the viewing area. This will affect largely parts of Newton, Jasper, Pulaski & Fulton counties tonight. Some of these snow showers may reach as far south as Lafayette. These lake snow showers will be most pronounced in far northern Newton & Jasper counties where 2-3″ of total accumulations is possible between today’s snowfall & snowfall tonight.
Otherwise, the rest of the viewing area is looking at 1″ or less in places, total from what fell today & any sort of lake effect snow shower tonight.
2-4 hours of sustained winds at 15-20 mph with gusts to 32 mph are likely overnight, dropping wind chills to as low as -7. Tomorrow looks breezy with winds becoming easterly at 10-20 mph.
NAM model which all sudden went to not a single flake for 24 hours in its runs, is now painting up to 1″ again.
All other models are the same. Foreign ones are more aggressive with snow than U.S. ones.
I still like 3-6″ & will await more data. If I need to trim this number, shift it, I will. Again, I do not have enough data to pinpoint who would get 3″, who would get 3.5″ or 4″ or 5″.
One things for sure, a nasty ice storm will occur in the Appalachians from this storm & there will be accumulating snowfall here, just need to pinpoint how much & where.
Why I still prefer 3-6″ (at least for now as of 11:40 p.m. Wednesday night)………….