Freezing Rain Expected Tonight in the Tri-State
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Severe Weather Advisory for our listening area:
Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion, Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi, Carbondale, Murphysboro, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville, Boonville, Rockport, Henderson, Owensboro, and Calhoun
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST MONDAY
DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
A wintry mix of precipitation is expected to develop over southeast Missouri this afternoon and spread across the entire area tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and far northwest Kentucky. Please refer to the Advisory product and the Special Weather Statement for more details. Freezing rain expected. The ice will result in difficult travel conditions. Total ice accumulations of less than one tenth of an inch are expected.
Even though air temperatures are expected to rise to just above freezing in many locations, very cold ground temperatures are expected to lag the slightly warmer air temperatures. This will result in light rain freezing on contact until the ground has more of a chance to thaw.
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN: Monday through Saturday
A storm system will affect the entire area Thursday night into Friday night. A brief wintry mix will be possible Thursday night into early Friday morning, with precipitation becoming all snow late Thursday night into Friday from west to east. At this time, it looks like some snow accumulation will be possible.