... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Friday...
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM CST Friday.
* Timing... freezing rain... sleet... and snow will continue through
the night. Freezing rain will mainly be southeast of a line from
New Madrid Missouri to Marion Illinois. The precipitation will
come to an end as snow from west to east Friday afternoon.
* Amounts... total ice accumulations will range from near a tenth
of an inch over much southern Illinois to a half inch or more
over much of west Kentucky and The Boot heel region of southeast
Missouri. Total snow and sleet accumulations will range from
6-10 inches north of Poplar Bluff Missouri to Carmi Illinois
line with 2-6 inches south of that line.
* Main impacts... this is a major winter storm. Treacherous driving
conditions have already developed over much of southern Illinois
and southeast Missouri... and they will be deteriorating to the
south and east into southwest Indiana and west Kentucky tonight.
Conditions will continue to be treacherous through Friday. Some
isolated power outages cannot be ruled out... especially over
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. If
you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.