Winter Storm Warning for Owensboro, Evansville and More [Forecast]
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the WBKR listening area. That area includes Owensboro, Evansville and surrounding areas. The rest of the tristate is under a Winter Weather Advisory. Here's the latest forecast.
From the National Weather Service:
WINTER STORM WARNING
FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT
A period of heavy snow is expected late this afternoon and this evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. Winds may gusts high as 40 to 45 mph.
All of southwest Indiana, including Evansville, portions of southeast Illinois near the Ohio River, including Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, and Golconda, and portions ofwestern Kentucky along and north of a line from Smithland to Providence to Calhoun, including Henderson and Owensboro.
Rain will change to snow late this afternoon and early this evening. Snow will taper off late this evening and overnight.
This potent weather system will bring an Arctic blast of air with a myriad of impacts. Strong and gusty winds will impact travel and also bring in cold air with single digit to lower teens wind chills. Plunging sub freezing temperatures will create flash freeze and black ice potential for any residual ground or roadway moisture. In addition, winds may produce significant visibility reductions and near white-out conditions at times when blowing snow is moderate to heavy.
Stay tuned to WBKR, WBKR.com and the WBKR Facebook page. We'll keep you updated as this winter weather event continues to develop and move into the tristate.