Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Parts of Tristate
The Winter Storm Watch that was issued Friday for the tristate has turned into a warning for many parts of the WBKR listening area. And that warning could eventually spread to other counties as a powerful winter storm threatens to bring snow and ice to the tristate. Get the latest details from the National Weather Service here!
From the National Weather Service:
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR ICE…SNOW…AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM CST MONDAY. THE WARNING AREA IS
GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM ROCKPORT INDIANA TO NEW
MADRID MISSOURI. THE WINTER STORM WATCH FOR THIS AREA IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
TIMING…EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
AMOUNTS…MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE…SLEET…AND SNOW ARE
EXPECTED. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF FOUR TO SIX INCHES ARE EXPECTED MAINLY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR…TAPERING OFF
TO AROUND TWO INCHES AS YOU HEAD SOUTH AND EAST TO THE PURCHASE
AREA OF WESTERN KENTUCKY. MOST OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE LESS THAN TWO INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. ICE
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A QUARTER INCH OVER
SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS TO A HALF INCH OVER THE SOUTHERN PURCHASE
AREA OF WESTERN KENTUCKY.
IMPACTS…AS THE PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO FREEZING OR
FROZEN…TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS…ESPECIALLY
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BE
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…
SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
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