UpdateFebruary 25th, 2013 at 1:30 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Trend since Friday has been a more southerly track & much slower arrival. Track seems to have settled, but timing continues to slow every slightly.
A bit more southerly track still looks good, that has not changed. It has slowed down some.
Precipitation will move up from south to north, beginning as wintry mix. Snow, sleet &/or freezing rain in the cards, looking at Skew-Ts & wedge of dry, dry, cold air bleeding in via east & east-northeast winds courtesy of Ontario & New England surface high. Some minor accumulations of snow, sleet &/or freezing rain are possible mainly north of I-74 in the morning (to afternoon in north). Low temperatures will run 27-32 with a quick drop this evening, then temperatures will tend to level off, perhaps rise a bit later tonight. They may fall a hair as precipitation begins early Tuesday morning due to evaporative cooling.
Trend will be for a transition to largely rainfall across the area, though, as temperatures climb to 34-37.
Trend will be for rain to transition to more snow from northwest to southeast in the viewing area as temperatures cool to 31-34.
Periodic snow is a good bet with minor accumulations with highs of 32-34.
Periodic snow is likely with minor accumulations with lows of 27-29.
Periodic snow will transition to more in the way of snow showers with highs of 30-33.
Total accumulations by Thursday look to be largely 1-3″ with 3-5″ in the north in parts of Newton, Jasper, Pulaski & Fulton counties.
Winds will periodically gust to 35 mph for this duration, generally from west-southwest, then west to northwest.
Even Friday-Saturday, scattered flurries & snow showers are likely with gusty northwest winds.