As we have said here on the Arkansas Weather Blog since last weekend, this is not the storm from Sunday January 9th and it's northern section of the state that gets the most snow. After reviewing all the data from last night, I have no significant changes. I expect light rain changing to snow late this morning into the early afternoon hours in central Arkansas with amounts around 1'' with some spots possibly getting up to 2'' especially just north and west of the metro. Since temperatures will be hovering around freezing, I'm HOPING the main roads will just stay wet, but bridges and overpasses could get some slick spots. Secondary roads will also have to be watched carefully.
I will of course have more here on the blog and on twitter all throughout the day!
Many of you are curious about the Sunday/Monday system. The GFS continues to show a chance for some snow, but the Euro keeps anything that falls very light. With it several days away, this will still have a chance to change. I don't think the models are doing a great job handling how the pieces of puzzle come together with this one. Also, several of you have pointed out the high amounts of snow on the 120 hour GFS snowfall accumulation map I post quite often. You must remember that 120 hour map is taking into account TWO storm systems.. the one today and the one late this weekend. Just a quick glance at the 00Z run of the GFS, it shows Little Rock receiving around 1 to 1.5'' today and up to 2.5'' Sunday.
|120 hour GFS taking into account TWO storms|