Quiet until winter comes Wednesday (1/22/23)
Overnight Saturday into Sunday small accumulations were mostly seen in southern Illinois and just to the east. Mount Vernon recorded one of the higher totals based on reports, with other southern counties seeing just under 1″ or so.
Snowfall accumulations across southeast Missouri and western Kentucky were nonexistent through this system, but wintry precipitation still played a factor. Cape Girardeau only saw a few hundredths of an inch of moisture, but western Kentucky saw just under a quarter of an inch in a few spots.
Our Java Jumpstart to the week from Scooter’s shows a quiet Monday with clearing skies throughout the morning. Winds will shift out of the southwest for a while and bring temperatures to near normal or just above going into Tuesday. We see a break in precipitation through the first part of the week before rain chances and our next winter system comes through late Tuesday.
From Tuesday evening into early Wednesday, a system is going to track northeast across northwest Tennessee into central or western Kentucky. Based on that the model guidance showing a pretty consistent track, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for a few of our northwestern counties within SEMO. Within this area, higher snow totals upwards of 4″ could be possible, affecting the morning commute on Wednesday.
Otherwise, there is a potential for light snow accumulations as far southeast as the Ohio Valley. This will be something to keep in mind as we go into this next week. We will keep you up to date as new developments come to light.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team