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Winter Weather Event Possible Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday

Winter Weather Event Possible Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday

Bill Stephens

January 18th, 2016

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...WINTER WEATHER EVENT LOOKING MORE LIKELY TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THOSE HEADING OUT AND ABOUT EARLY TODAY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
VERY COLD CONDITIONS. WIND CHILL READS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 0 AND
10 BELOW THROUGH 9 OR 10 AM.

LOOKING AHEAD...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH INDICATES 
LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS ON TUESDAY AND THEN MOVE EAST INTO EASTERN ARKANSAS AND
WESTERN TENNESSEE BY NOON WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION OVER THE FOUR STATE REGION LATER TUESDAY
NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE NEAR THE
SURFACE...IT IS LOOKING LIKE MANY AREAS MAY BE DEALING WITH WINTER
WEATHER IMPACTS COME SUNRISE WEDNESDAY.

WARMER AIR WILL BE WORKING IN ALOFT AS THE SYSTEM MOVES TOWARD THE
REGION. THIS COULD LEAD TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN...MAINLY DOWN ALONG THE ARKANSAS AND TENNESSEE BORDERS.
SNOW COULD TRANSITION OVER TO A MIXED BAG OF PRECIPITATION IN THE
PADUCAH AND CAPE GIRARDEAU AREAS. ALL SNOW IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED
OVER MUCH OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND NORTHWEST
KENTUCKY...WHERE THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF
SNOW BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

THERE STILL REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT TRACK OF THE
SYSTEM...AND HENCE EXACTLY WHERE TRANSITION LINES FROM SNOW TO
SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND POSSIBLY EVEN PLAIN RAIN WILL OCCUR.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE UPDATES AS THE EVENT NEARS.
011816 Tues Wintry Precip Map

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