National Weather Service Releases Hazardous Weather Outlook for Today (Jan 12)
We’re in for some interesting weather today. Kiss these beautiful 60 degree temps goodbye… (sigh)
From the National Weather Service in Paducah
…GUSTY WINDS TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING…
Southwest winds will gust from 25 to 35 mph at times this morning. This will cause loose objects to blow around. Travel may be difficult for some high profile vehicles. A cold front will move through this morning and early afternoon from north to south across the area. Winds will shift to the northwest and decrease behind the front.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS, SOUTHWEST INDIANA, WESTERN KENTUCKY, AND SOUTHEAST
DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT
A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY. WINDS WILL
GUST 25 TO 35 MPH THIS MORNING.
FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO BE A THREAT AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE
DAY ON FRIDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA. FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE
GENERALLY NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM POPLAR BLUFF MISSOURI TO
EVANSVILLE INDIANA. THE HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED
NORTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GREENVILLE MISSOURI TO CARBONDALE
AND MOUNT VERNON IL.
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…THEN AGAIN
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. NO WIDESPREAD SEVERE
WEATHER IS EXPECTED. LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL BE
THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF OFF AND ON RAINFALL
MAY RESULT IN STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE
AREAS…ALONG WITH POSSIBLE RISES IN SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY ICE ACCUMULATIONS LATE
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.