The latest briefing from the National Weather Service warns of 1/4 inch of ice under several inches of snow in the tristate. This will happen late tonight into tomorrow morning. If you must travel tomorrow, prepare your vehicle tonight by putting the windshield wipers in an upright position and purchasing a de-icing solution and scraper tonight!

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT
CST FRIDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

THE WARNING INCLUDES MOST OF WEST KENTUCKY... AND NEW MADRID AND
MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

* TIMING: A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW...AND POSSIBLY SOME
SLEET...WILL SPREAD NORTH ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL QUICKLY TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF FRIDAY BEFORE
TAPERING OFF FROM WEST TO EAST FROM THE LATE AFTERNOON INTO
EVENING HOURS FRIDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION
WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS LIKELY TO
BE IN THE VICINITY OF THE WEST KENTUCKY PARKWAY. 4 TO 8 INCHES
OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. THE GREATEST
AMOUNTS WILL BE ALONG AND EAST OF THE LAKES IN WEST KENTUCKY.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL ACROSS THE REGION WILL QUICKLY BECOME
DANGEROUS WITH THE ONSET OF THE FREEZING RAIN. ONCE THE SNOW
BEGINS...VISIBILITIES MAY DROP BELOW A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
GUSTY NORTH AND NORTHEAST WINDS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING AND
DRIFTING OF SNOW WHICH WILL ONLY MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS WORSE.
THE STRONG WINDS MAY LEAD TO SOME ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WHERE
THE GREATEST ICING OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.