According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, in the wake of yesterday`s snow storm, bitterly cold Arctic air has plunged into the area and strong gusty northerly winds could have several consequences through Sunday morning.
First, as temperatures continue to drop into the upper teens and lower 20s, the combination of the cold temperatures and gusty winds will make it feel much colder. Wind chill readings will be in the single digits through much of the morning.
Secondly, the gusty winds will result in areas of blowing snow that may temporarily reduce visibility. This is especially true in wide open country.
Finally, travel will remain hazardous through the morning hours. This includes secondary roads, bridges, and overpasses, which remain snow and ice covered in many areas. Even on some of the primary thoroughfares that may have been cleared overnight, residual moisture could freeze into a layer of black ice.
Travel is strongly discouraged this morning.
If you must venture out, dress accordingly, take along an emergency supply kit, and have a plan of action in case your vehicle slides off the road or you become stranded.