Winter Storm Potential (as of 1/23/23)

Above is the video forecast for the potential winter storm Tuesday into Wednesday.

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There is a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory in place for much of Missouri, western Illinois and NW Arkansas. Rain and snow will all be possible Tuesday night into Wednesday and Wednesday night.


In addition to the Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories, there is now a Winter Storm Watch on the very eastern edge of the storm potential. In this area, a sharp cutoff of snow to rain is most likely and will be monitored for what is the more likely scenario… rain or snow.

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Most of Tuesday is going to be quiet with temperatures in the middle 40s for highs. Rain starts to move in with snow more likely overnight into Wednesday.

Various Model Clouds And Precip

Rain starts to change over to snow late Tuesday into Wednesday.

  • There is a better chance for it to stay rain into western Tennessee.
  • It may switch back and forth between rain and snow in western Kentucky, southern Illinois, and SE Missouri.
  • There is a better chance for snow the further north and west you go.

0z 4km Graf Snow Accum W Plots

The higher snowfall potential will be from Poplar Bluff to Harrisburg and areas northwest of that line. More rain will mix in southeast of that line, thus the smaller snowfall potential on this map.

However, it won’t take much for warmer air to move north, eating away at snow potential. OR, cold air cold funnel down more to the south, increasing the snow potential further south.


As of Monday, the greatest chance for accumulating snow is for the counties shaded in pink. If you leave in or near these counties, you are likely going to see more snow than rain. For those not in the shaded counties, snow is still likely, just more rain is possible.

3 7 Day Forecast

After the rain and rain/snow mix, we cool off on Thursday, then warm back to around 50 on Saturday. More rain for the weekend, too!

Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist
Rusty Dawkins

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