I'll cut to the chase: the MWN Forecast, which you can find on our website or mobile app, has been updated to include snow totals of 1-2". A couple of these models actually indicate that 2-3" is possible in a narrow east-west band that will likely end up somewhere in the metro - between Tipton County, TN and Tate County, MS. There will likely be a tight gradient between the heaviest snow and very little - perhaps a county. Unfortunately, that small scale type feature is very hard to pinpoint until the event is in progress. So the safe bet, which yesterday would've been an outlier, is 1-2" on average for most of the metro area.
A band of snow will move rapidly east across AR after midnight with snow starting in the metro between 3-5am. The steadiest snow is expected between sunrise and late morning with flurries or light snow continuing into the afternoon. Flurries should be done by early evening at the latest. Most accumulation would occur between 6am-noon.
The snow will not be wet enough to build a snowman. Darn! Actually, that is part of what contributes to higher amounts. A dry, fluffy snow accumulates more quickly as it doesn't get packed down, or settle, much. However, wind will be blowing at 10-15 mph from the north, so the snow will be blown around quite a bit as well.
Temperatures will be very cold, about 23-26° all day. Combined with the wind, it'll feel like 10-15° out. Not pleasant!
Given the new information, we don't really now how school systems and other organized institutions will handle the situation. My guess is we may not know until morning. As quickly as the forecast ramped up, it COULD go back down.
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