February 24th, 2013 at 12:42 pm by 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.

40 Responses to “Update”

  1. Teri says:

    Uh Oh! And thank you for the update Chad!

  2. Jim says:

    Hi all Jim here. Saw this coming its still moving south. Look out tue-wed out big one. Spring has not sprung remember its sectional snow storm time.

  3. Jim says:

    Special weather statements going out. Newton county now 3-6 inches.

  4. Teri says:

    Is going to be intesting to track Jim!

  5. Lisa says:

    Jim, where did you see this info for Newton County? TWC took off our weather advisory.

  6. Jim says:

    Winter storm watch set to be issued

  7. Monster says:

    Is that for laf jim?

  8. Teri says:

    I dont see that Jim, Am I looking in the wrong place?


  9. Sheila says:

    Yep, it’s time for the sectional snowstorm!

  10. Bill in C'ville says:

    I don’t think we’re going to be under a winter storm watch, I just don’t see that happening maybe the far northwest indiana counties. Lafayette Crawfordsville area will be lucky or unlucky to get an inch.

  11. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Wtf is going on with the alerts? Anybody?

  12. ~Sher~ says:

    @mad man from afghanistan…

    here’s an ALERT for you:

    can you comment without using the “F” word…even in short form???????

    this blog is getting to be WORSE than ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the web master in charge this blog needs to make some RULES!!!!!!

  13. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Thanks Sher your the best!!!!

  14. mad man from afghanistan says:

    The blog is being overrun by trolls agian, oh no, not again, well anyway, so whats the sitrep for yhe lastest alerts, anybody?

  15. Monster says:

    Monticello’s under winter storm watch

  16. ~Sher~ says:

    @mad man…YES I am…:)

    And for the record…GOD BLESS YOU and THANKS for defending our Country..

    but when it comes to comments on a blog…if I’m offended by yours (or anyones)language I don’t hesitate to say so..

    and I’ve never referred to “trolls” on the blog…just speaking about proper & respectful language…


  17. Monster says:

    Does anyone think might extend wsw further south

  18. mad man from afghanistan says:

    I am sorry Sher , no hard feelings, i tend to get a little excited once again i apologize., monticello is under a wintet storm warning now

  19. Jim says:

    Winter storm watch special weather statements flying

  20. Jim says:

    It seems all you spring lovers are in hold.

  21. Jim says:

    Lisa weather channel dies have special weather statement.

  22. Jim says:

    Madman told you brother.

  23. joeseph says:

    S.o.b. Great timing

  24. Monster says:

    Guys don’t get your hops up to much still looks to stay north.

  25. Autumn says:

    Mad man you’re under blue!

  26. Autumn says:

    Winter storm watch I mean

  27. Autumn says:

    Of course Warren is stuck in the white… And I don’t mean snow. :(

  28. RON says:

    The temps over the next few days are way too warm. Tuesday, looks to be rain and kinda warm most of the day! The winds will be from the East, not the NW, at least til Tuesday evening. I’m calling another nothingburger!

  29. Bill in C'ville says:

    I’m with you Ron, just not convincing on the models for me to get excited!

  30. Jim says:

    With the warm air we will see everything. There are people on hear who hate the fact we mention storm. Guess what we have been waiting all year now all you spring people I’m sorry you will have to wait for this stooge fest. Go Ice system moving south. Yes. Let it snow. Madman it’s yours and monsters time. Enjoy.

  31. Jim says:

    Charlotte lets start the dance up go snow. Rocky Rocky Rocky

  32. Jim says:

    Teri. This is going to be interesting

  33. chris in idaville says:

    I just want to build a zombie snow man with my boys. This looks to be good snow man snow 3-4 inches is enough.

  34. Jim says:

    Chris thats awesome man. Good times. Hope you get it.

  35. chris in idaville says:

    Its not looking good…looks like its going to die over Illinois.

  36. Joey says:

    My wish is the same as yours chris. Enough to make a big snowman with my son ====just once this winter would be nice. Last winter we only got to one time & before we were totally finished the rain started washing it away.

    one snowman per winter is not too much to ask.

  37. Barbie says:

    One year when I lived in Pocatello, ID, I wished for enough snow to build a snowman. I got 18″. Never again. Please be careful what you wish for.

  38. Spider says:

    I really hope we get some snow this time! But, I’m not going to get too hopeful.

    And, just my opinion, but, really, wtf is offensive? Ooook. Lol. I’m pretty sure evey adult has said “the big F” at least once. Geesh.

  39. jim bob miller says:

    go back to pocatello barbie..ken’s waiting

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