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Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in Effect until 6 Thursday Night

PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah says a Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6 Thursday night for most of our listening area.

Forecasters say mix precipitation expected. Ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch, with some light snow and sleet is possible as well.

This precipitation will fall along and north of a line extending from Elsinore, Missouri, northeastward to Harrisburg, Illinois, then eastward to Owensboro, Kentucky.

Plan on slippery and dangerous road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. Slow down and use caution while traveling. You should monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Meanwhile, an Ice Storm Warning is still in effect for Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties in southern Illinois and for parts of Western Kentucky and Southeast Missouri until 6 Thursday night.

Forecasters say significant icing is expected. Total ice accumulations of two tenths to almost a half inch is possible, with the highest amounts along the southern portions of the Western Kentucky Pennyrile and Jackson Purchase areas. Some sleet is possible as  well. Most of the precipitation will happen tonight through Thursday along and south of a line extending from Doniphan, Missouri, northeastward to Eddyville, Illinois, then eastward to Calhoun, Kentucky.

Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Hazardous travel conditions are expected and could impact the morning and evening commutes.

Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Prepare for possible power outages. Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.