Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Potential for accumulating snowfall next week
Colder air filters back into the Midwest this weekend and will stay at least through the middle of next week. This means as storm systems developing east of the Rockies they'll generally track across Oklahoma and Arkansas before moving into the Ohio River Valley; mainly bypassing us to the south. However, there are two storms worth watching next week as one will track through southern Illinois Monday night and another Thursday night. The low on Monday night may stay far enough east to keep the majority of accumulating snow from St. Louis, MO to South Bend, IN. A further westward shift in the track, though, would mean the potential for snow across the Stateline would increase into Tuesday morning. The next system worth watching is one that will develop in the southwest late next Thursday. This one appears to have a little more favorable track from Oklahoma to central Illinois for accumulating snow in Northern Illinois by next Friday. Both systems remain off the Pacific coast but are worth while to mention as Mother Nature may not be done with winter just yet.