A few flurries & snow showers are possible today. If there is any accumulation, it would be like yesterday & day before, just a patchy dusting. Some patchy freezing drizzle is possible tonight. Amounts should be trace-0.01″
Sunday looks gray & warmer with some fog & perhaps patchy drizzle with highs near 40.
Rainfall totals are looking higher for Monday-Tuesday. By Tuesday night, 0.75-1.25″ totals are looking increasingly likely. On the western side of this system, it appears a 4-7″ snow band may develop from central Missouri to southeastern Iowa & perhaps far western Illinois.
This would make it the first substantial, significant rainfall in nearly a month. The heaviest rainfall looks to come through with rapidly-deepening storm Tuesday late morning-early afternoon.
CHRISTMAS EVE-CHRISTMAS DAY………….
As strong storm pivots northward through Illinois & into Michigan, gusty southwest winds to 32 mph & temperatures of 45-50 will be replaced with northwest winds to 40 mph & falling temperatures into the 30s on Christmas Eve Day & 20s Christmas Eve night.
Wind-driven snow showers are likely Christmas Eve Day & Night. Up to 1″ of accumulation is possible.
Christmas Day still looks dry, windy & cold at the moment with highs in the 20s.
We still need to watch December 26-27 for snowfall potential. Still questionable how much impact that system will have on us, but accumulating snowfall still looks like a good bet from Missouri to Nebraska.