The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sumter County area.  The graphic above shows and outline of the counties covered and shows the total trapazoid for the warning.  Further, the graphic indicates that the NWS expects 1-4 inches of snow in the US 80 corridor with up to .5 inches of ice accumulation in the area.  With this information in hand the warning must be taken seriously as this is a serious winter storm threat.  Snow and ice amounts of this size will bring about quite a bit of damage to trees and will likely cause widespread power outages where the ice is heaviest.  Remember that we still have some time for things to shake out and a final adjustment in excepted accumulations will be made when the system sets up over Mississippi.  Below is the model guidance from the 00Z (1800 local) forecast packages and it is clearly apparent that the models have changed little.

Forecast off the GFS at 06Z Sunday.  Still in good agreement with the others.

The NAM from the same time period.  The NAM still looks just like it did for the past 24.  The only thing to note is that it is a little drier this run.  (Scroll down to see the other model runs on the site for comparison)

The NAM surface look is still bothering me.  The freeze line at the surface is down near US98 and this is going to spell trouble for us.  We are hoping for the best, but crews have spent the day preparing for the worst.  We will continue to post updates throughout the event as quickly as possible. Email any questions to weather@cubafiredept.org