Winter Storm Warning #2 Now in Effect
Ugh! Two days after getting blasted by one winter storm, the tristate faces yet another one. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for much of the WBKR listening area and this one could involve the dreaded “I” word . . . ice!
From the National Weather Service . . .
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST
WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING…MIXED WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD ACROSS PORTIONS
OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS…WESTERN KENTUCKY…AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA
THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO TONIGHT.
* ACCUMULATIONS…MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED GENERALLY
NORTH OF A LINE FROM VIENNA ILLINOIS TO EVANSVILLE INDIANA.
AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
TOTALS POSSIBLE. FURTHER SOUTH…THE SNOW WILL BE MIXED WITH
SLEET…GENERALLY ALONG AND NEAR THE OHIO RIVER…WHERE 1 TO 3
INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET IS FORECAST. SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
PADUCAH TO OWENSBORO…A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS
EXPECTED. IN THIS AREA…UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH OF ICE WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY SOME SLEET ACCUMULATION AS WELL.
* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE PROBABLE. WHERE ICING
OCCURS…IT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON TREES AND POWER LINES.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…
SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED.
Of course, we are expecting school and business closings to follow in the wake of impending precipitation. Stay tuned to WBKR and WBKR.com and we’ll keep you as up-to-date as possible.