The next winter storm for the Ozarks will bring a winter mix and also one of the better chances for snow accumulation so far this winter.
The precipitation type will be right on the edge for Springfield starting tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. It will start light. I think rush hour and school will be o.k. to start.
The precipitation rate increases by noon. Springfield is still somewhat on the line with precipitation type during this time. If it is snow, it will be very wet with temperatures right around freezing. Better snow chances exist to the northwest of Springfield Wednesday afternoon, perhaps 1-3 inches.
The main push of precipitation accumulation looks to be Wednesday evening into the overnight hours. My feeling for Springfield is 4″ total snow accumulation by Thursday morning.
Kids (and adults!) looking for a snow day would want to bet on Thursday!