Cold, snowy weather returns to Tenn., Ky., Ill.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Snow and colder temperatures are headed back to Tennessee.
The National Weather Service says the arctic blast is expected to hit on Tuesday, bringing snow showers and temperatures that could dip into the single digits.
Snow showers are in the forecast for areas east of Interstate 24. The weather service says the greatest accumulations are expected in the mountains of East Tennessee. The northern Cumberland Plateau could see up to an inch of accumulation while a half-inch is possible across the rest of the Cumberland region. Areas in the Interstate 24 corridor could see a dusting of snow.
The blast of winter weather also will bring dropping temperatures. By the afternoon, temperatures are expected to be in the 20s and could bottom out in the single digits by early Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Snow is falling over a large portion of Kentucky and threatens to make the morning commute slow and messy.
Kentucky Department of Transportation officials said salt trucks were out treating roadways, but noted that arctic air and continuing snow on Tuesday could still make for slick conditions.
Several school districts in the state canceled classes.
The forecast calls for up to 5 inches of snow in parts of northern Kentucky, and lows of around zero to 5 degrees.
Central Kentucky is expecting between 1-4 inches of snow with lows around 10.
Some parts of western Kentucky may see an inch or two of snow with scattered flurries elsewhere and single-digit temperatures.
South-central Kentucky regions should see around an inch of snow with temperatures falling into the lower teens Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Lake-effect snow is making for a snowy commute in northeastern Illinois.
The National Weather Service says as much as 10 inches of snow has fallen along Lake Michigan in the Chicago area. The snow started late Monday and is forecast to continue through Tuesday. Accumulations taper off moving into the suburbs, largely in the 2-to-8 inch range. Forecasters say Rockford received 1 to 2 inches of snow.
It's not just snowy. It's cold in Illinois too. The weather service has issued wind chill advisories for large portions of northeastern and north-central Illinois.
Wind chills are forecast as low as 25 degrees below zero with winds of up to 20 mph.
The cold weather is expected to continue through Thursday.