The mid-afternoon run appears to be keeping the storm north as it did with this morning's 12z or 6am CT run. This would mean that there would be more rain for places like St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Indianapolis, and Columbus (Indiana). If this holds true, there could be a lot of rain for these locations. For example, in Cape Girardeau the model is pumping out over 2.5" of rain.
It appears that the snow band would be setup up across the northern parts of Illinois.
- Chicago: The model is putting down 8.5" of snow from Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning.
- Moline, Illinois: The model is putting down 10" of snow early Thursday morning through early Friday morning.
Again, keep in mind that these are just computer projections from one model and one run. These are not the actual forecast rain/snow amounts. I put these numbers on here just so you can see the information I am looking at. It could be a couple of days until we get a better handle on the situation.