Shown above is the accumulated snowfall forecast from now until May 6th. We see a swath of accumulating snowfall stretching from the eastern half of Iowa into Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The amounts in this swath of snow are anywhere from 2 inches to nearly one foot, with the latter end of the spectrum centered over Iowa and the U.P. of Michigan. Accumulating snow even goes as far south as Missouri, with that state and Illinois getting in on amounts as high as 2 to as much as 4 inches in isolated spots.
I am incredibly skeptical of this forecast. The GFS model is known to have a cold bias when it comes to winter weather, and the impending pattern change does nothing to help forecast accuracy. In my opinion, if this scenario even works out, we would see a chilly night in IL/MO without any snow, and maybe some plowable snow into Iowa- certainly not at the level being predicted. I find it hard to believe that the GFS model has a viable case at this point in time.