March Madness

10:11 am in Forecast Discussion by Ted Keller

"Thicknesses" (layer temperatures) 7 am Sunday

There is still the possibility of accumulating snow in the Ozarks late Saturday and early Sunday!

The major change since yesterdays post on this topic is that the system now appears to be “cutting off” or occluding south of the Ozarks.

For Springfield, there appears to be barely enough “warm” air flowing westward counterclockwise around this low to keep the precipitation liquid here, although it is very close!! (“S” shape on picture above)  Snow is much more likely to the west and northwest of Springfield in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.  A heavy, wet snow could accumulate quick in those areas beginning late Saturday afternoon and lasting overnight.  There is a potential for totals to exceed 4 inches.  Like yesterday, the overnight timing is working in favor of snow sticking.

Winter Storm Watch

By Sunday, the core of the coldest air will actually be south of the Ozarks.  It looks like we will have enough warming at the surface and aloft to at least mix snow with rain over the area during the day.