Friday, 18 January, 2019

Winter Storm Watch Friday Night, Saturday

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Melinda Barton | 11 January, 2019, 15:46

Temperatures have dropped to around 20° this morning with wind chills in the teens. With highs in the mid 30s, wind chills will be in the 20s thanks to a north wind that could gust as high as 20 miles per hour. The wind will gradually subside overnight, but there will still be a breeze. A slight chance of light freezing rain and snow Saturday evening should clear by Sunday, giving way to a cloudy day with highs in the mid-30s. Note on the map below the far-reaching extent of heavy snow.

Snow will be likely Saturday morning and into the afternoon, with temperatures expected to stay in the lower 30s. As this system begins to wrap up Sunday, colder air crashes back in as a changeover to all light snow breaks out across central and eastern Kentucky.

The rain is expected to change over to snow Friday evening, with the greatest potential for accumulating snow in the Kansas City area Friday night through Saturday morning, according to the weather service. As warmer air gets infused into the system, some sleet and freezing rain will be possible in the metro, with a higher likelihood south and southeast of Richmond.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of central and southern IL - with as many as 7 inches of snow forecast.

We'll keep watching things closely, stay tuned!