Friday Update - WINTER STORM WARNING
Remains In Effect.
ICE STORM WARNING in Tennessee.
A Winter Storm Warning for freezing rain, sleet and snow remains in effect for western Kentucky. The warning for Trigg, Christian, Todd, Calloway, and Muhlenberg County is until 9:00pm Friday.
A mix of freezing rain and sleet, heavy at times, is expected for several hours, before snow begins to mix in by late afternoon. Any lingering snow should taper off early this evening.
Forecasters say significant ice accumulation of around one half inch is expected Friday, with localized amounts up to three quarters of an inch possible. An inch of sleet and snow will also be possible before it comes to an end late Friday afternoon and evening.
Forecasters point out that this is a major winter storm. Treacherous driving conditions will develop and worsen throughout the day. In addition, scattered power outages will likely develop given the accumulation of ice expected.
The warning for Caldwell, Lyon, Hopkins, Marshall, and other Kentucky counties to the northwest is in effect until 6:00pm Friday.
In any one spot, a slow transition from freezing rain and sleet to snow will occur through the course of the day Friday. The precipitation will come to an end as snow from west to east this afternoon.
Storm total ice accumulations will range to as much as a half inch or more over much of western Kentucky and the boot heel region of southeast Missouri. Total snow and sleet accumulations will range as high as 4 to 8 inches along a line from Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Paducah and Owensboro by afternoon.
Forecasters state this is a major winter storm. Treacherous driving conditions will only get worse through the day. Some isolated power outages are possible especially over western Kentucky.
The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued an Ice Storm Warning, which is in effect from 9:00am Friday to Midnight Friday night for Stewart and Montgomery County, Tennessee.
A quarter to one half inch of ice is expected before ending Friday night, especially on elevated surfaces. Forecasters say hazardous travel conditions will develop. Power outages are expected due to downed trees and power lines.
Interview with Christian County Emergency Manager Randy Graham
Interview with Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander
Interview with Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet
Interview with Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White
Interview with Caldwell County Judge Executive Brock Thomas