A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service Paducah. It is in effect on Saturday from noon to midnight CST.
Heavy snow and very gusty winds may create near white-out conditions this afternoon and evening.
A period of heavy snow is expected late this afternoon and this evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. Winds may gust as high as 40 to 45 mph.
This warning is for all of southwest Indiana, including Evansville, portions of southeast Illinois near the Ohio River, including Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, and Golconda, and portions of western Kentucky along and north of a line from Smithland to Providence to Calhoun, including Henderson and Owensboro.
Rain will change to snow late this afternoon and early this evening. Snow will taper off late this evening and overnight.
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 significant visibility reductions and near white-out conditions at times when blowing snow is moderate to heavy.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 511.