Freezing rain and sleet continues to fall across portions of the Tri-State and will continue to do so through the overnight and early morning hours Thursday. As a result, the entirety of the Tri-State will remain under either a Winter Storm Warning, Ice Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory through 6PM tomorrow. While early reports indicate that a good chunk of the region has already received up to 0.10" of ice, it looks as though the worst is yet to come. A swath of sustained freezing rain has now settled in across Western Kentucky and will continue to affect portions of the Bluegrass for at least the next 12 hours.
The latest model data suggests that the last of the freezing rain will Exit south of Evansville around 2AM - from there, it will continue to slowly push east southeast eventually exiting our southernmost Kentuckian counties between 6AM and 7AM Thursday. By the time it's all said and done, some communities (especially those south of the Ohio) could see between 0.20" and 0.30" of ice; there ae even hints that a few spots may see around 0.40" in total. Unfortunately, the concern pertaining to travel won't end with the exit of the ice and snow - we may continue to see hazardous conditions on untreated roadways and other pavement throughout the day tomorrow. Afternoon highs will remain below the freezing mark while the skies above the Tri-State remain quite cloudy.
Any leftover slick spots will have faded by Friday, though you shouldn't expect a balmy day by any means; we'll reach a peak temperature of just 29° that day. Saturday will be 22° and cloudy before temperatures dip to the single digits for the first time since the end of January 2019. Believe it or not, your Valentine's Day looks even colder and I'm not talking about your plans that evening; expect an afternoon high near 16° that afternoon before the mercury flirts with breaking a record early Monday morning - we'll dip to 2° to kick off the next work week.
Wear Your Mask.