There's been quite a bit of talk from people who track weather for the Tri-State on whether or not we were going to see some snow this weekend. Early in the week they weren't quite sure since conditions can change on a dime. By mid-week they were pretty confident we'd see something, and now they know for sure with the National Weather Service (NWS) issuing a Winter Storm Warning for Tri-State counties in southern Illinois and Indiana early Friday morning.

The Warning kicks in at 6:00 p.m. Friday night and lasts until Noon on Saturday. Here's the full statement from the NWS:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Paducah KY
416 AM CST Fri Jan 11 2019

...Accumulating snow late this afternoon into early Saturday...

.An approaching storm system will bring a period of wintry
precipitation to the region later today, tonight, and early
Saturday morning. While mixed precipitation is possible at the
onset, a transition to mainly snow is expected through most of
tonight, when the heaviest snow accumulations are forecast. A
transition to mainly rain from south to north is forecast by
Saturday morning as temperatures warm above freezing.

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/O.EXB.KPAH.WS.W.0001.190112T0000Z-190112T1800Z/
Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh-Warrick-
Including the cities of Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville,
Evansville, and Boonville
416 AM CST Fri Jan 11 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to
  5 inches expected.

* WHERE...Most of southwest Indiana, including Gibson, Pike,
  Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to noon CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Tri-State counties in Kentucky aren't under the Warning, but they're not completely in the clear either as the NWS has placed them under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Paducah KY
416 AM CST Fri Jan 11 2019

...Accumulating snow late this afternoon into early Saturday...

.An approaching storm system will bring a period of wintry
precipitation to the region later today, tonight, and early
Saturday morning. While mixed precipitation is possible at the
onset, a transition to mainly snow is expected through most of
tonight, when the heaviest snow accumulations are forecast. A
transition to mainly rain from south to north is forecast by
Saturday morning as temperatures warm above freezing.

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/O.EXB.KPAH.WW.Y.0001.190112T0000Z-190112T1800Z/
Spencer-Livingston-Crittenden-Union KY-Webster-Henderson-Daviess-
McLean-
Including the cities of Rockport, Smithland, Marion, Morganfield,
Dixon, Henderson, Owensboro, and Calhoun
416 AM CST Fri Jan 11 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3
  inches expected.

* WHERE...Spencer County Indiana, and western Kentucky along and
  north of a line from Smithland to Calhoun.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to noon CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.