Snow Chances Increasing
We're now getting a better handle on how this should play out.
Friday will start off mild with falling temperatures.
Light rain should move in late in the day
It will change to a brief period of sleet, then snow. Some may not get any sleet and go directly to snow.
Most of this in the Channel 7 viewing area should occur after school hours
Temperatures will hover around 32° which means accumulations on grassy surfaces, but mountains will be colder with road issues.
Slush may build up on the roads elsewhere if the snowfall rate is intense
The snow will be clumpy like mashed potatoes which means great for snowballs and building a snowman.
The snow should end around midnight with temperatures falling into the teens and 20s.
Saturday morning will have slick roads
March sunshine should help the roads melt quickly later Saturday morning
I think it's best to look at snow depth to guide us to an accumulation map. The Euro has an area in the Ozarks and the western Mountains of 1-2''+. Elsewhere up to 1'' or less
The GFS is very similar, but shows amounts could reach 4'' in the northern mountains
How about records? Meteorologist James Bryant has found a few.
After the brief snow, a massive warm up arrives next week and I think we turn to the corner to spring.