UpdateFebruary 24th, 2013 at 12:42 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Storm continues to track a little farther south, increasing wintry precipitation & snowfall in the viewing area. In fact, it is so much farther south that Blizzard Warnings are in effect for parts of Texas & Oklahoma now, all the way up into Colorado & Kansas.
Additional shifts southward in storm track are possible. This is a continually evolving situation. If it does shift more & more to the south, than much more significant icing & snow, even sleet are likely for the viewing area.
Much of the accumulating snowfall would be in the Tuesday-Tuesday night-Wednesday period for the area. Given temperatures, periodic melt of the snowfall is possible.
MONDAY: Clouds will be on the increase with highs in the 40s. East to southeast winds will be picking up at 10-20 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT: Overcast with rain overspreading the area with freezing rain, sleet & snow along & north of U.S. 24 overnight. Temperatures will drop to the lower 30s with strong east to northeast winds at 20-35 mph. Minor ice & snow accumulations are likely along & north of U.S. 24.
TUESDAY: Rain, freezing rain, sleet & snow will tend to transition to snow from northwest & north to southeast & south with temperatures steady in the lower to middle 30s. East-northeast winds look strong at 20-35 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Snow will be likely across the area, but the wind will decrease a hair & turn to the north & northwest at 15-25 mph. Temperatures will drop to around 30. Snow accumulation likely.
WEDNESDAY: Rather steady snow will transition to more snow showers by evening-night. Temperatures will hover in the lower 30s with strong west to west-southwest winds of 20-30 mph. With February sun angle & temperature near 32 or or slightly above, melting of some snow is likely.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Looks windy with scattered snow showers. Temperatures will drop to the upper 20s with west-southwest winds becoming west, then west-northwest at 20-30 mph. Minor snowfall accumulations are likely in places.
THURSDAY: Looks windy with scattered snow showers & highs in the 30s. Brief, minor, patchy snowfall accumulations are possible. Strong west-northwest winds of 20-35 mph are likely.
FRIDAY-MARCH 8: Raw, cold, windy weather will be with us at least to March 8 with periodic snow showers & highs largely in the 30s.
MARCH 10-12: There are signs of a nice surge of spring with at least one day at 64-67 over most of the area with a few places along & south of I-74 touching 70 degrees.
MARCH 13-16: After some showers & t’storms, looks like a cool-down to the 40s for a bit.