Our first potentially major winter storm of the season is just about 12 hours away.  So, what to do e need to brace for?  Get the latest forecast from the National Weather Service and Eyewitness News here . . .

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The most up-to-date forecast from the National Weather Service:

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING

TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY.

 

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA EARLY

THIS EVENING...WITH THE PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONING TO SLEET

AND SNOW OVERNIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL COME TO AN END AS

SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

 

* AMOUNTS...ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO A HALF OF AN INCH WILL

BE POSSIBLE MAINLY TONIGHT...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS OVER

WEST KENTUCKY...THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ILLINOIS AND THE MISSOURI

BOOT HEEL REGION. 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED

ON TOP OF THE GLAZE DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. THE GREATEST SNOW AND

SLEET AMOUNTS WILL BE ACROSS THE EVANSVILLE TRI STATE AREA.

 

* MAIN IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP FROM

WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH

FRIDAY. SOME ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES CANNOT BE RULED OUT...WHERE

FREEZING RAIN IS MOST PREVALENT.