UpdateFebruary 23rd, 2013 at 12:48 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Looks like rain Monday night & steady snow to snow showers Tuesday-Tuesday night.
It appears a cold rain will overspread our area Monday night, ending as steady snow, followed by snow showers Tuesday. 0.20-0.40″ of rainfall looks good.
A major snow storm with 8-16″ of snowfall is likely from Kansas to Missouri to north-central Illinois. The 8-10″ snow band will reside just northwest of us, per current data, so this needs to be monitored closely. After 14.2″ of snowfall at Wichita, Kansas, the second highest total on record for a snowstorm, another 12″ is likely. Central Missouri is looking at up to 12″ after 12″ a few days ago. Any shift in the storm track could easily bring heavier snowfall in north-central Illinois to our area, but that does not look to be the case right now.
As of right now, 1″ or less of accumulation with an isolated 1-1.5″ amount looks good. These would be the totals by Tuesday night.
Stay tuned as this is closely monitored through the weekend.
General troughiness will create quite a bit of cloudiness, below normal temperatures in the 30s, breezy to windy conditions & periodic snow showers next week-March 8. Every now & then 1″ of less (isolated 1-1.5″) will accumulate in places.
This will be followed by a surge of spring around March 10-12 with perhaps 70 near I-74 & 64-67 farther north.