First off, this is a post from 2017 and not 2014 ;). There is a CHANCE that some parts of Region 8 will see some sleet and snow Saturday. Here's the quick bullet points:
- Most of this storm will be plain rain, especially Jonesboro southward.
- Best chance of snow will be in Missouri , BUT latest data is showing some sleet and snow in Arkansas, too.
- It will be hard to get the sleet and snow to stick, but it might. Best chance is the northern half of Region 8 which includes Missouri and the counties bordering Missouri.
- There will be a "sweet spot" somewhere in Region 8 that gets a good coverage of sleet and snow. I'm not placing bets on where that will be yet.
Models are in agreement... for now. This first image is the European model and the second image in the GFS or American model:
Remember, sleet will not "add up" to as much as snow, but I've noticed that it sticks easier. At this point, I'm thinking sleet for the areas that get below 32.