Rainy Holiday Travel Expected


Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina

A Flood Watch is now in place for all of Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, and Southeast Missouri through Thursday Night as 1-2 inches (locally more) of rain falls on Thanksgiving Day.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect starting Thursday Evening through Friday Morning for all of Northwest Tennessee and the Missouri Botheel. As temperatures rapidly drop Thursday evening, rain will change to sleet and snow causing some slick roadways in the advisory area. Bridges and overpasses will also become a bit slick across the rest of the area by Thursday late afternoon and evening.

Here is the projected total rainfall expected for our region. This map comes from the Hydrological Prediction Center (NOAA).

The brightest blue shading represents around 1 inch of rain and the dark purple represents 2 inches of rain. The darkest red shading (just to our east) is near 3 inches of rain. These are totals over the next 5 days.

We will update this story as we get more information into the Breaking Weather Center.

To check Flash Flood Safety guidelines from the National Weather Service, click here.

For area road conditions, use the phone numbers below to check the latest.

Kentucky:        511 or 1-866-737-3767

Illinois:            1-800-452-4368            

Missouri:        1-800-222-6400            

Tennessee:   511 or 1-877-244-0065

For a look at highway weather impact maps from weather.com, click here.