Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Light wintry mix expected tonight

According to The National Weather Service at Paducah, light snow, sleet and freezing rain are likely in some areas of western Kentucky tonight, including Crittenden County.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have been out in force pretreating roads for the forecast wintry precipitation.

A weather bulletin from NWS reads, "A weak upper level disturbance will lift northeast into the mid-Mississippi River Valley later tonight. This will likely create light wintry precipitation as it moves over a cold dome of high pressure near the surface. Mainly light snow is expected to occur north of a Marble Hill, Mo., to Vienna, Ill., to Greenville, Ky., line (which includes most of Crittenden County). A light wintry mix and even some light freezing rain will be likely south of that line. Travel should not be impacted, mainly due to the relative warm pavement temperatures and air temperatures nearing the freezing mark. The precipitation will taper off in most locations after sunrise Thursday."