Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday
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A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect for the entire Local 6 Area through early Thursday.
Light freezing rain is already causing multiple car accidents across SE MO and NW TN. As the freezing rain moves NE, slick spots are expected to develop on untreated roads and elevated surfaces all across the Local 6 Area.
Although light right now, the steadier precipitation and most of the ice accumulation will not occur until Wednesday night. Freezing rain will then change to rain from south to north. The transition will reach a Cape Girardeau to Paducah, Kentucky line around midnight. All of the precipitation will then come to an end early Thursday morning.
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The greatest impact from this event will be travel. Roadways that are untreated will become very slick and dangerous, even with light ice accumulations. We do not anticipate widespread power-outages or widespread tree damage.
The highest accumulation of ice is expected to occur in the Pennyrile of Western Kentucky, the Wabash River Valley, and the Route 13 cooridor in Southern Illinois where up to a quarter inch of ice will be possible.
Further south across the Purchase Area of Western Kentucky, extreme Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, and West Tennessee will see lighter accumulations on the order of a tenth of an inch or less.
Conditions are expected to improve slowly during the day on Thursday as temperatures rise above freezing for the afternoon.