Here we go again... The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Thursday evening thru Friday evening. The watch includes all of Western Kentucky.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
243 PM CST WED JAN 20 2016

LOW PRESSURE SLIDING SOUTH OF OUR REGION WILL BRING MOISTURE NORTH
INTO AN ALREADY COLD AIR MASS. THIS WILL LEAD TO A WINTRY MIX OF
PRECIPITATION FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THE REGION.
FULTON-HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-LIVINGSTON-
MARSHALL-CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-UNION KY-WEBSTER-
HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-MUHLENBERG-TODD-
MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HICKMAN...CLINTON...BARDWELL...
WICKLIFFE...PADUCAH...MAYFIELD...SMITHLAND...BENTON...MURRAY...
MARION...EDDYVILLE...CADIZ...PRINCETON...MORGANFIELD...DIXON...
MADISONVILLE...HOPKINSVILLE...HENDERSON...OWENSBORO...CALHOUN...
GREENVILLE...ELKTON...CHARLESTON...NEW MADRID
243 PM CST WED JAN 20 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING.

THE WATCH INCLUDES ALL OF WEST KENTUCKY, AND NEW MADRID AND
MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

 

* TIMING: A MIX OF SLEET, FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD NORTH
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THURSDAY EVENING. THE PRECIPITATION WILL
BECOME ALL SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
FRIDAY MORNING, ENDING DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
HOURS FRIDAY.

 

* MAIN IMPACT: THE PENNYRILE REGION OF WEST KENTUCKY COULD SEE A
TENTH OR TWO OF ICE ACCUMULATION THURSDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED BY 2
TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. THE REST OF
KENTUCKY AND A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI COULD SEE LIGHT ICE
ACCUMULATIONS THURSDAY EVENING, FOLLOWED BY 1 TO 3 INCHES OF
SNOW LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

 

* OTHER IMPACTS: BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES BY THURSDAY EVENING
WILL LEAD TO QUICK ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW. TRAVEL WILL
QUICKLY BECOME DANGEROUS. ALSO, WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 25
MILES AN HOUR LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY COULD CAUSE
VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS WHERE HEAVIER SNOW IS FALLING.

 

* ICE AND SNOW AMOUNTS COULD BE AFFECTED IF THE TRACK OF LOW
SHIFTS FROM THE CURRENT FORECAST, SO STAY TUNED TO FURTHER
UPDATES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT WOULD GREATLY IMPACT
TRAVEL. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS. THIS WATCH WILL BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING IF WINTER STORM CONDITIONS BECOME MORE
CERTAIN.

As always, we will keep you updated with any new information regarding the winter storm watch.