Winter Storm Watch Issued For Sunday And Sunday Night
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from 6:00am Sunday throught late Sunday night. Wintery precipitation will begin over Southern Illinois early Sunday morning. The precipitation will likely begin as a period of freezing rain, then transition to sleet, and finally over to snow. Rain over Western Kentucky and Southwest Indiana should make the transition to freezing rain, sleet, and snow, during the day Sunday. Rain may not change over to the wintery mix until late in the day over the southern half of the Pennyrile region.
Mostly snow is expected Sunday night, gradually tapering off from northwest to southeast. A layer of freezing rain and sleet may be put down before the transition to all snow. 2 to 5 inches of snow may fall before the snow tapers off Sunday night. Locally higher amounts will be possible where bands of heavy snow form.
The combination of ice, snow, and falling daytime temperatures may create very hazardous travel conditions Sunday and Sunday night.