Severe Storms To Snow!

A strong cold front will move through the Southern Plains Friday into Friday evening. Enough moisture should return to allow a few strong to severe storms to develop along the cold front in southern Oklahoma, northern and central Texas, central and southern Arkansas, and northern Louisiana.

Thunderstorm Outlook Map From The Storm Prediction Center

Attention then turns to Friday night into Saturday morning. A shortwave will dive into Oklahoma creating a chance for light precipitation. At this point, post-frontal temperatures will be near or below freezing in Kansas, central and norther Oklahoma, Missouri, northern Arkansas, and northern Tennessee with very cold air aloft. Modeled soundings indicate the precipitation that develops may fall as a rain/sleet mixture before transitioning to a sleet/snow mixture as shallow cold air advection continues.

Preliminary Wintry Precipitation Map From Firsthand Weather

It is too early to forecast accumulations, but the best chance for accumulations is across Kansas and Missouri.

Snow chances will increase for the Mid-Atlantic and parts of North Carolina later on Saturday. Accumulations are possible in this area. More information to come in the coming days.