Are We Getting That March Winter Storm In West Central Missouri?
If you've been waiting all winter for that elusive winter storm, time is running out. It doesn't look good for tomorrow, Friday, March 3, either.
Kansas City area television station meteorologists have been watching, teasing, and refining their predictions on whether or not Kansas City would finally get a snowstorm this season for the past few days. Unfortunately, the prognosis for nice, fluffy, white snow isn't great.
This morning, Thursday, March 2, the National Weather Service released its Hazardous Weather Outlook. This forecast predicts rain moving in this afternoon from the south, then turning into a snow or rain-snow mix overnight into Friday morning. Their forecast this morning said accumulating snow is possible but highly dependent on the morning temperature tomorrow. The outlook also said those along and south of Highway 50 would see mostly rain.
The latest forecast from Weatherology calls for similar weather from Columbia all the way to the Kansas City suburbs. In other words, they don't expect Kansas City to see snow, while all Columbia will get is rain.
Their forecast calls for a slight chance of scattered showers this afternoon, scattered rain showers likely tonight, with a low of 35. Mixed precipitation is likely tomorrow with a high of 40, with some areas seeing a dusting of snow.
Any chance of a big snow tomorrow? How about a modest snow tomorrow? In his latest article"On The Edge of a Big Snow" on the Fox 4 website, meteorologist Joe Lauria isn't too hopeful. Could it happen? Sure. However, he's saying the chances of that happening are dwindling and he gives it about a 20% chance of happening.