Everything is progressing at about the same pace as this morning’s forecast.
One exception is the development of a light snow band out ahead of the main band expected later this evening. This has produced some minor accumulations in portions of Barry, McDonald and Stone Counties in Missouri and Boone County in Arkansas. It will remain light and weaken as it moves northeast.
The main show is still tonight and Thursday. Remember that many, including folks in Springfield, will go through a progression of precipitation types. It will start as snow later this evening, change over to sleet late tonight and then go to freezing rain by Thursday morning.
So waking up in Springfield, there will be several inches of snow/sleet on the ground with a glaze of ice on top of that. Some icing of trees and wires will occur in Springfield however I don’t believe we will see the worst of it.
The heaviest icing should occur over areas of north-central Arkansas and south-central Missouri. I still feel as if coatings of near .40″ of an inch of ice are possible in these areas by tomorrow afternoon.
Pure snow accumulations will be reserved for areas about an hour north drive from Springfield during this storm.
I will have more updates later today. This will include my video blog and a live web show at 6 p.m.