Following a icy and slick morning commute in spots, our Tuesday looks as though it'll be a quiet one. Expect cold and cloudy conditions for the remainder of the afternoon. Winds will be a bit breezy out of the north, which will make temperatures in the 30s feel like the lower 20s. Clouds will dominate through the overnight hours with lows dipping to the mid 20s. Ahead of the winter system, we could see some light flurries and sleet heading into Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all but the northernmost reaches of the Tri-State for Wednesday thru Thursday evening. While periods of snowfall are expected to affect the area during that period, freezing rain and ice will have the greatest impact on the Ohio Valley on Wednesday and Thursday. Current model data suggests that the first of the ice and snow will reach our westernmost counties early tomorrow morning, but any precipitation looks to be minimal and scattered through much of the day. From the time we go to be Wednesday night and wake up Thursday morning, ice and snow are expected to become more widespread. It looks as though communities along and south of the Ohio River could see between 0.1" and 0.3" of ice accumulation between Wednesday and Thursday alone. Additionally, a dusting to 0.5" of snow will fall east and northeast of Evansville.
Due to the heavy ice accumulations, some communities may experience scattered power outages, though it should be noted, that widespread power outages are NOT anticipated at this time . Keep in mind that roadways and other pavement could remain icy through Thursday afternoon as temperatures that day won't climb higher than the upper 20s for many of us.