PADUCAH, Ky. – The National Weather Service in Paducah has a winter storm watch, which will be in effect from Wednesday evening through late Thursday night for portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois.
According to officials, the area is along and west of a line from Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Cape Girardeau, Mo. onward to Carbondale, McLeansboro, and Wayne City Ill.
Forecasters said heavy mixed precipitation is possible with total snow accumulations of up to two inches, and ice accumulations of two tenths to four tenths of an inch possible from Wednesday evening through late Thursday night.
Officials said power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible and should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. The hazardous conditions could impact travelers during the morning or evening commutes. Prolonged power outages may occur where significant ice accumulations develop.