Winter Weather Alert for Southeast Missouri

From KFVS12 Storm Center

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR QUICK BURSTS OF SNOW…POSSIBLY LOCALLY HEAVY
AT TIMES…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* LIGHT SNOW SHOULD BEGIN FALLING OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI DURING
THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS SNOW COULD QUICKLY BECOME
HEAVY AT TIMES IN BANDS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS AREA OF
PRECIPITATION WILL RAPIDLY MOVE EAST INTO SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS…WESTERN KENTUCKY¬†AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA EARLY TONIGHT.
THE SNOW WILL LIKELY TAPER OFF JUST AS QUICKLY AS IT BEGAN OVER
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI EARLY TONIGHT…THEN END OVER THE REST OF THE
REGION BY AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* THE MAIN IMPACT WILL COME WITH BURSTS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN
EAST TO WEST BANDING PRECIPITATION. WHERE…AND HOW NARROW OR
THICK THESE BANDS OF SNOW BECOME WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH SNOW A
GIVEN LOCATION RECEIVES. AT THIS TIME…IT SEEMS LIKE MUCH OF
THE ADVISORY AREA WILL SEE UP TO A QUICK INCH OR SO OF SNOW.
HOWEVER…THERE WILL LIKELY BE LOCALLY HEAVIER BANDS THAT
PRODUCE A QUICK 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY FLUCTUATING VISIBILITIES TO UNDER A QUARTER
MILE AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS INCLUDE THE FACT THAT MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL OCCUR
DURING INCREASED TRAFFIC BETWEEN 4 PM AND 7 PM…ESPECIALLY IN
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI…SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND THE WESTERN TIP OF
KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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