We didn't have a white Christmas but there's a good chance we'll have our first snow of the winter season this weekend. It might be rainy and dreary now, but later tonight with a 30 degree drop in temperatures, minor snow should accumulate. And more snow might be on the way for us later in the week!

From the National Weather Service:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM CST SUNDAY. * RAIN THIS AFTERNOON WILL LIKELY TRANSITION OVER TO SNOW EARLY THIS EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. A SIGNIFICANT BAND OF SNOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO SHIFT EASTWARD INTO FAR WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

SNOW MAY NOT BEGIN OVER THE PENNYRILE REGION OF WESTERN KENTUCKY UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES AT SOME LOCATIONS. HOWEVER...WARM GROUND CONDITIONS AND AIR TEMPERATURES JUST ABOVE FREEZING MAY MITIGATE OVERALL ACCUMULATIONS AT FIRST. * MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD PICK UP FORM 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BY THE TIME SNOW TAPERS OFF LATER TONIGHT. THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS MAY FALL IF THE SNOW BEGINS TO STICK CLOSER TO THE ONSET...OR IF LOCAL BANDING OF HEAVIER SNOW MATERIALIZES. * EVEN THOUGH MUCH OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATION MAY BE LIMITED TO GRASSY AND ELEVATED SURFACES AT FIRST...SOME SLUSHY ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAYS MAY OCCUR IF THE SNOW COMES DOWN HARD ENOUGH. VISIBILITIES MAY LOWER TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES. *

ANY WET ROADWAYS...ESPECIALLY ELEVATED ROADS...MAY TEND TO FREEZE OVER LATER TONIGHT AS EVEN COLDER AIR RUSHES IN ON THE HEELS OF THE SNOWFALL...CREATING A POTENTIAL BLACK ICE HAZARD. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FROM 20 TO 30 MPH...CREATING SINGLE DIGIT WIND CHILL VALUES BY LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A BRIEF...MINOR SNOW EVENT IS FORECAST FOR MAINLY TUESDAY MORNING
FOR SOUTHWEST INDIANA...AND A SMALL PART OF SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
AND NORTHWEST KENTUCKY. ANY SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
MINOR IN NATURE...BUT IT MAY IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE.

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR MIXED PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED MAINLY FRIDAY AND
FRIDAY NIGHT. IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE EXACT TIMING AND
LOCATION OF THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WE REQUESTED SPOTTERS REPORT IN WITH SNOWFALL TOTALS AND ROAD
CONDITIONS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers. Steady temperature around 50. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tonight
Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all snow after 11pm. Low around 23. Blustery, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 18 to 23 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of light snow before 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a temperature falling to around 22 by 5pm. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 33. Light southwest wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tuesday
A chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of freezing rain and sleet. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.