Get out the snow shovels and get to the grocery store!  A major winter storm appears to be headed this way and parts of the tristate are expecting a MAJOR snow event.  Here are the latest details from The National Weather Service.

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 THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

National Weather Service

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.