Good Saturday morning folks! I believe the heaviest snow totals came in along 641 in Calloway and Marshall Counties yesterday evening. There were multiple reports of 7″ of snow in Murray, Benton, Draffenville, and Briensburg. I also saw a report of 5.5″ in Sharpe. Again, we can probably expect a region wide, snowfall map from the National Weather Service sometime today. The morning satellite imagery shows the snow is visible from space!
Today will be quite chilly across the region. Lows this morning dropped to around 15°. Temperatures will remain cold due to the snowpack across the area. Highs will top out around 23° under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be gusty out of the northwest, making it feel much colder.
Bitterly Cold Tonight
Temperatures are expected to drop to around zero overnight and into Sunday morning. Wind is expected to be calm and conditions should be partly cloudy.
Winds will turn out of the south on Sunday as high pressure moves well to the northeast of the region and low pressure develops in the Northern Plains. This will lead to temperatures warming to the mid to upper 20s. We’ll be hampered a bit by increasing clouds though.
Those increasing clouds and southerly winds will help keep temperatures relatively warm Sunday night, as lows are “only” expected to drop to around 23°.
Southwest flow will kick in on Monday as a cold front lags behind a clipper system moving across the midwest. The cold front associated with the clipper system will likely move through Monday afternoon. Temperatures ahead of the front may top out just above freezing.
Snow Monday Evening and Overnight
Accumulating snow will be likely Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. While this certainly won’t be as much as yesterday, we’ll likely see some light accumulations, which may make travel Monday night and Tuesday morning a hassle.
That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and try to stay warm!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins