Special weather statement downgraded to wintry mix

December 7, 2018 | 6:30 am

Updated December 7, 2018 | 8:43 am

UPDATE: (Friday)  The National Weather Service has updated the forecast and the potential for significant weather does not seem to affect Owensboro.

The NWS map showing the affected areas.

A storm system over the southern states will spread precipitation northward, possibly reaching as far north as the Ohio River and portions of southeast Missouri. The highest potential for measurable snow or ice will be in the Tennessee border counties of western Kentucky. There is a chance of some light accumulations
as far north as Owensboro.

Precipitation may reach portions of the region on Saturday, but temperatures will be mainly above freezing in the afternoon. The primary time period of concern is Saturday night, when temperatures will fall to around 30 degrees. Precipitation will diminish or end on Sunday morning.


Precipitation amounts are forecast to be heaviest in the southernmost counties of western Kentucky, where an inch or two of sleet and snow is possible. Be ready to alter your travel plans as conditions dictate.

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a special weather statement with a potential for significant weather precipitation for the weekend.

Some wintry precipitation is expected this weekend, with the heaviest precipitation potential on Saturday night. “Depending on the exact track of the storm system, significant impacts are possible in southwest Kentucky and southeast Missouri,” according to the release. “At this time, mostly sleet and snow are forecast, but some light icing is possible.”

Precipitation will start very late Friday night and Saturday with many areas remaining dry until Saturday
night, when more widespread precipitation is forecast.

Significant snow and sleet accumulations are possible across southwest Kentucky and southeast Missouri.

The precipitation will diminish on Sunday, when some additional light accumulations are possible. Temperatures will creep slightly above freezing on Sunday.

December 7, 2018 | 6:30 am

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