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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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Evansville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Owensboro
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 95° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Princeton
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 94° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 70°
Madisonville
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Jasper
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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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