That is what they have been doing here as well. Our local news is on my last nerve! I look to NOAA and they are currently (still) saying 1" of snow. At one point the upped it to 2 or 3, but then brought it back down. The temps have remained in the 50's and 40's, day and night, for several days, the ground is beyond saturated, it is currently still in the 40's, yet the local news is calling for armageddon between 12-2 am.
They take the panic route every single time.