Monday, February 22, 2016
Strong Winds, Heavy Rain, Snow Tue PM - Wed PM
Rain is arriving pretty close to model projections, maybe early by 30-60 minutes. Radar shows a large span of rain moving in from the south across TN and AR this afternoon and will overspread the area through 6-7PM. Along with increased rain chances will come an increase in winds, especially during the overnight hours. Winds will become sustained at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40-50 mph.
Wind ADVISORY is now in effect for most of the Local 6 area until 6PM Wednesday evening. A Winter Weather ADVISORY goes into effect Wednesday morning at 3AM and continues through 6PM Wednesday evening for Southern Illinois and SE Missouri.
Snow totals are still looking most likely in SEMO/SIL. Below is a breakdown of expected snow totals by state.
Monday PM Update:
A rather strong and multi-faceted storm system will bring a variety of weather elements with it starting Tuesday evening and continue through Wednesday night. Heavy rain at times will begin to spread across the area from the south as an area of low pressure moves up the Mississippi Valley on Tuesday. A few rumbles of thunder may also be heard as the low quickly moves over our region Tuesday night.
This area of low pressure will have a tight pressure gradient associated
On Wednesday, cold air wrapping around the NW side of the storm system will allow for sleet and snow to mix with rain early Wednesday for portions of Missouri near the Ozarks and higher elevations. This transition will then take place further into IL/KY/TN throughout the day as the center of low pressure moves NE away from our area.