Two Rounds of Snow and Freezing Rain

Two rounds of snow and ice will affect the region between now and Thursday.

Posted: Feb 8, 2021 7:01 PM
Updated: Feb 8, 2021 9:25 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the northern half of the region for this evening and early tomorrow morning. The primary concern during the period will be accumulating snowfall along and north of the Ohio River; periods of freezing rain look possible as well (up to 0.1" in some areas). The last of the snow and rain will exit east of the Tri-State by 6AM Tuesday - when the dust settles tomorrow morning, communities north of Evansville will find themselves shoveling between 1" and 3" of accumulation (the greatest totals will fall across Richland, Lawrence, Knox and Daviess [IN] Counties). Following a potentially icy and slick morning commute in spots, our Tuesday looks as though it'll be a quiet one - the same however, cannot be said for Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all but the northernmost reaches of the Tri-State for Wednesday and Thursday morning. 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 around 12PM Wednesday. From there, it's expected to spread eastward across the entirety of the Tri-State and continue on through the rest of our Wednesday and into Thursday morning. 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, 1" to 2" 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 will remain icy Thursday morning and even afternoon as temperatures that day won't climb higher than the upper 20s for many of us. In both events (Monday and Wednesday/Thursday), please do not venture out of the house unless you must, travel may be treacherous and roads (depending on how much ice you receive) may be impassable. Be safe - Storm Team 44 will continue to keep you updated with all the latest information pertaining to these winter weather events.

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Hi: 33° Lo: 27°
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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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