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Winter Storm Watch in Effect for Parts of Tristate

You have got to be kidding me!  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of the tristate.  And, according to Eyewitness News meteorologist Ron Rhodes, we could see SIGNIFICANT snow and ice accumulations this weekend.  UGH!  Here’s what we’re looking at right now.

National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service:

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: STARTING AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY
  MONDAY GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM ROCKPORT INDIANA
  TO NEW MADRID MISSOURI.

* MAIN IMPACT: SIGNIFICANT ICE…SNOW…AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS
  ARE EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS: SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADWAYS WILL RESULT IN
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ICE ACCUMULATION ON TREES
  AND POWER LINES WILL LIKELY CAUSE TREE DAMAGE AS WELL AS SOME
  POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT WOULD GREATLY IMPACT
TRAVEL. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS. THIS WATCH WILL BE
UPGRADED TO A WARNING IF WINTER STORM CONDITIONS BECOME MORE
CERTAIN

Here’s the current Watch map!  Cross your fingers that your county’s not in it.

National Weather Service

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