"Snow will taper off to flurries on Wednesday", said a Sunday morning Environment Canada news release. The best chance for periods of steady and even moderate snow will be between 10 PM Sunday and 3 AM Monday.
There was an unusual sight at the world-famous Pike Place Market in Seattle Saturday morning: about 4 inches of snow on the ground already. Our southernmost counties will likely see a rain/snow mix for most of the day Monday without drying up - this is mainly south of I-83.
Afternoon highs will reach the low 40s for everyone. Light freezing rain is possible in NW Arkansas overnight into the early morning.
Due to strong and gusty easterly winds, there could be low visibility due to blowing snow before the snow turns into freezing rain and ice pellets.
The highest snowfall totals and worst travel conditions are expected to focus on the upper Mississippi Valley from late Monday to Tuesday night. That means we could see almost 12 hours of freezing rain adding up to a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation. However, temperatures should rise above freezing around or before daybreak.
"How much snow and freezing rain a region receives will depend on the exact track of the low", Environment Canada said.
Late Monday into Tuesday, the heaviest snow will fall across northern and central Iowa into southern and eastern Minnesota and central Wisconsin, according to Clark.