The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm watch for most of the region including portions of southwest Indiana, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky and southern Illinois from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
The highest snow accumulations expected over parts of southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, and part of the Purchase Area of West Kentucky. Lesser amounts of snow, possibly mixed with ice are likely over the southern Pennyrile region of west Kentucky.
Weather conditions are aligning for a potential winter storm for much of the area, mainly Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Although this storm is still developing at this time in the Plains, there is the potential for moderate snow and minor ice accumulations over a good part of the Quad State region.
Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch possible.
Plan on slippery road conditions Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Tonight, Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind around 8 mph.
Wednesday, A 20 percent chance of snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday Night, Rain, snow and sleet, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 2am, then sleet between 2am and 4am, then rain after 4am. Low around 31. East northeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Thursday, Rain, mainly before noon. High near 38. East northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday Night, Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 8 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.