Snow and Cold

7:44 am in Forecast Discussion, Winter Weather by Ted Keller

Get ready for more arctic air, led in by some snow this weekend.

The overall picture hasn’t changed too much since yesterday.  There is still a disturbance diving into the central U.S. this weekend from the northwest.  It still looks like it will rev up a storm which gets stronger as it moves east of us.  There is enough cold air to produce snow on its backside in the Ozarks late Saturday. 

There seems to be an accumulation track setting up from just northeast of Springfield, east-north eastward to around St. Louis and on into Illinois and points east.  As is always the case, storms at this distance need to be monitored carefully.  My feeling is that accumulating snow will track through the Ozarks late Saturday.

Then, cold air slams in!  This is easily the coldest air so far this season.  There are hints at single-digit low temperatures Monday morning with highs barely clearing twenty.  Brrrr!