Snow Bursts target the Tri-State - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Now predicting a quick couple of inches of snow tonight

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A winter weather advisory is now in effect for the Tri-State until midnight tonight.  We have a fast-moving "clipper" system that will sweep through between sunset and midnight.  The tricky part of clippers is that they can sometimes bring a "surprise snow".  They are called clippers because they move quickly.

Here is a map of the winter weather advisory area...basically all the Tri-State south of Interstate 64.  The snow should arrive between about 6pm and 9pm.  As you can see on the radar at 3:20 this afternoon, temps were still above freezing, but northwest winds will drive the mercury down into the upper 20's in conjunction with the arrival of the snow.

 

Within the area of snow, we have snow bands--pockets of very heavy snow that will blot out visibility and put down a quick 1-3" where they occur.  This will likely cause travel problems, especially over western Kentucky this evening. 

This is the kind of snowfall that will come up very suddenly and will quickly cause roads to go from wet to slick, so be very careful if you are driving this evening.

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