SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The National Weather Service in Paducah says a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for a good portion of southern Illinois until noon today. Gallatin, Johnson, Pope and Pulaski counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon today. Massac and Hardin counties are not affected.
If you are in the Winter Storm Warning area, heavy wet snow with total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches is expected. Amounts may vary sharply over a short distance.
Winds will be rather strong and gusty. The combination of gusty winds and heavy wet snow could stress power lines.
If you are in the Winter Weather Advisory area, wet snow with a total snow accumulations up to 3 inches, with localized totals possibly approaching 4 inches, is expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. You should use caution as you head out to your destination this morning as the wintry weather will affect the morning commute.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
For the latest road conditions, go to gettingaroundillinois.com.
And please give road crews enough space to work today as they will be out clearing the roads to make travel safer for everyone.