Yet another round of winter weather is heading our direction. Winter weather warnings, & advisories are in effect... starting today and lasting through early Tuesday.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Tuesday morning for Perry Co. Missouri and forJackson, Perry, Franklin, Hamilton, White, and Jefferson Counties of Southern Illinois
A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for NW Tennessee, the Missouri Bootheel, most of SE Missouri and all of Western Kentucky through Tuesday morning.
Another potent winter storm is taking aim on the Local 6 area. Dry air wedged across the Lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will be stubborn to move out, but by evening the continued moistening of the atmospheric column should result in what will be the beginning of accumulating snowfall. Snow & a small chance of rain will move into MO, TN and KY by late afternoon... with strictly snow arriving in IL by early evening.
Snow totals around 4 inches are expected across much of Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky tonight. Locally higher amounts nearly 5 inches are possible, roughly along a line from Hickman to Mayfield and Benton and then south to the Tennessee border. Slightly lower amounts in the 2 to 4 inch range might occur along and north of the Ohio River. The accumulating snow should gradually taper off through Tuesday morning.
From the Kentucky/Tennessee border into Tennessee, west of the LBL region, and into the Missouri Bootheel 3-6 inches are expected with locally higher amounts to around 8 inches, if rain does not develop tonight. If rain does develop, totals in this region could be reduced. Remember, as is the case with any winter storm that affects our region, any subtle shift in the track of the storm or small change in temperatures could play a large impact on precipitation types and totals. The Weather Authority will continue to analyze this storm as it develops, so be sure to check back for updated forecast information.