I say this in the video, but I’ll re-emphasize it in print: our best chances to avoid significant icing in the Midstate will be either A) less precipitation than the models are showing (the most likely possibility), or B) warmer air than the models are showing (less likely, but not impossible). As always, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
4:20pm UPDATE: New graphics from the National Weather Service below — the NWS-Nashville, NWS-Huntsville and NWS-Memphis offices have issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of our Tennessee counties, while the NWS-Paducah office has opted for a Winter Weather Advisory for the western half of southern Kentucky. NWS-Louisville still has the eastern half of southern Kentucky in a Winter Storm Watch. Confused? Yup. That’s part of the joy of having five different NWS branches issuing advisories for our viewing area.
As always, stay tuned for updates. Lisa and Dan have you covered on-air this evening, and I’ll be on your TV beginning at 4am tomorrow with a new batch of data to (hopefully) clarify things further. For now, I stand by everything I said in the video: there are still some factors that could alleviate our ice potential, but for now things aren’t looking great. Plan accordingly.
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