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Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Saturday

January 18, 2019 | 3:14 pm

Updated January 18, 2019 | 3:15 pm

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According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from noon on Saturday to midnight Saturday night, CST.

Rain will change to snow Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher
amounts possible, are expected across the north, with generally less than 1 inch amounts across the south.

According to the NWS, 1 to 2 inch accumulations are expected mainly north of the Ohio river. Locally higher amounts upwards to 3 inches may occur along and north of a Perryville, Missouri, to Mount Vernon, Illinois line.

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Generally less than 1 inch amounts are expected south of the Ohio river.

Rain will change to Snow Saturday afternoon for most places north of the Ohio river. South of the Ohio river, rain
will change to snow toward the end of the day Saturday, into Saturday evening.

This potent weather system will bring an Arctic blast of air with a myriad of impacts. Strong and gusty winds will impact travel and also bring in cold air with single digit to lower teens wind chills. Plunging sub freezing
temperatures will create flash freeze and black ice potential for any residual ground or roadway moisture. In addition, winds may produce reduced visibility where blowing snow is moderate to heavy.

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 winter weather advisory for blowing snow means that visibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snow around. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.

January 18, 2019 | 3:14 pm

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