Freezing Rain and Sleet expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Friday morning

Freezing Rain and Sleet expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Friday morning

Significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected in the region Thursday and Friday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS.Look for reduced visibilities at times. It's in effect from 10 a.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Saturday. Up to one-tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is possible, followed by several inches of snow, according to the NWS. Murray, Paducah, Henderson, Hopkinsville and Madisonville are closed today.

Although moderate rain fell across the area at the beginning of the morning commute, the roads turned slick around 8 a.m. after temperatures dipped below freezing. Rain will be steady and heavy at times. So please keep an eye on the forecast if you have travel plans Saturday. A strong cold front will push temperatures to below freezing.

The brief January thaw is over.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Temperatures will fall into the teens Friday night. The brief respite of warmer weather is most likely about to come to an abrupt end.

A steadier rain will develop later tonight as temperatures bottom out in the upper 30s and 40s. Slush has been reported on Interstate-24 and traffic has been reported moving slowly.

A FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the entire state!

Our next storm system is already churning and it has quite the potential to be a major snow impact. Snow may briefly change to rain this afternoon.

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"There will certainly be. areas of pooling in poor-drainage areas", Simpson said.

INDOT officials advise motorists to leave early, drive slowly and be on constant alert for icy patches and black ice on roadways. Wind chills are expected to be below freezing and speeds are expected to be between 10-25 miles per hour.

Saturday afternoon will be better with some partial clearing. Turning colder through the day. Saturday afternoon high temperatures only reach 21 degrees. There will be problems with patches of ice forming due to all of the standing water. That system will draw much colder and seasonable temperatures into central Indiana.

"Highs near 60 with 1.5" of rain looking likely for most of the area.

A weak storm system could brush CT with a light snowfall on Tuesday.

"We're seeing a very amplified pattern where the jet stream is dipping down right to the Gulf of Mexico, tapping into this warmer air, more humid air and bringing it northward", Thomas told the newspaper. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.

Snow melt and warming temperatures Wednesday will soften river ice.

At Kansas City International Airport, it was 51 degrees shortly before midnight. "The snowiest December on record was in 1945, when 45.3" of snow was measured in Hartford. The longest deep freeze on record lasted 19 days and that was in December 1989! North winds will increase to 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.

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