Winter Storm Watch for Southern Portion of Tri-State
Just when I was so proud of myself for making it up my sloped driveway, we get the latest on the next winter storm moving into the tri-state. Oh well.
Thing is, my home and YOUR home will not be affected, unless you live in the tri-state's southern portion, in western Kentucky. But, yes, as we expected another winter storm watch has been issued and it does affect a good many of our audience.
Please keep in mind that Daviess, Henderson, Hancock, and Union Counties are NOT included in this watch. Muhlenberg, McLean, Webster, Hopkins, and Ohio.
Also, I just watched Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart's forecast and he shared something I didn't know. The watch is calling for "up to" four inches of snow and four inches is the threshold for issuing a winter storm watch.
Here's the latest from the National Weather Service:
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Moderate to locally heavy precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of two to as much as four inches possible. Highest totals are expected as one gets closer to the KY/TN border. * WHERE...Portions of southeast Missouri, western Kentucky and southern Illinois. * WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and morning commutes. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This is a low end watch at this time. There is still quite a bit of uncertainty regarding snowfall accumulations. Depending on the eventual track of the storm system, amounts will likely need to be adjusted with time. In addition, ongoing impacts from the previous winter storm may exacerbate the situation. Stayed tuned!
Continue your best practices until this weather passes; we're going well above the melting point beginning Sunday. Throw the vehicle into neutral at intersections while tapping the brakes. Keep a good amount of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
And most of all, let's all celebrate once we get out this blankety-blank deep freeze.
And should you find yourself needing to do more traveling than you'd like in this kind of weather: