Arctic Cold Front Brings New Snow Accumulation, Cold Air to Region

Jan 14, 2018

Credit National Weather Service Paducah

Monday Evening:

A winter storm warning is now in effect, until 4 a.m. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is expected tonight, on top of the snow today and remaining snow from the storm last week.

Cold temperatures are expected to follow the snow Monday night and Tuesday. 

Road crews warn motorists to prepare for slippery roads and cold temperatures, especially overnight. Wind chills will range from 5 above zero to -15. The National Weather Service said there have been numerous reports of new snowfall between 2 to 3 inches by Monday afternoon, with higher amounts in southern Illinois.

People who need warming shelters are encouraged to call local law enforcement for help.

Most schools are closed in the region on Tuesday, including Murray State University campuses, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Madisonville Community College and Hopkinsville Community College. See the full list above, courtesy of WPSD-TV.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to continue Wednesday. Conditions will warm up later in the week.

Credit National Weather Service Paducah

Monday Afternoon:

As much as three inches of snow is expected in the region today as an Arctic cold front passes through. The greatest amounts will be east of the Mississippi River, according to the National Weather Service. 

Other areas may see up to one inch. Snow is expected to accumulate quickly, making roads that have been cleared since last week's snow storm treacherous again.

Snow is expected to taper off Monday night. Tuesday will be partly sunny and cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon. Wind chill values will range between -5 to -10, and as low as -15 in the northeast part of the region, including Madisonville.

Many schools are closed in the region on Tuesday, including Murray State University campuses and WKCTC. See the full list above, courtesy of WPSD-TV.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to continue Wednesday. Conditions will warm up later in the week.

Credit National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

Monday Morning:

Credit National Weather Service Paducah, weather.gov

A regionwide Winter Weather Advisory begins around 9 a.m. on Monday, through Midnight. The National Weather Service in Paducah says most areas will receive between 1 to 2 inches of snow. Snow is expected to taper off Monday night. 

An advisory means periods of snow could cause slippery roads and reduced visibility.

Highs on Monday will be in the mid 30s. A period of cold will follow on Tuesday, with highs in the mid teens and wind chill values between -5 to -15 (in the northern part of the region).

State road crews in west Kentucky are preparing for another round of snow and colder temperatures Monday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a release crews across the region made progress over the weekend clearing major roadways following the recent winter storm.

Road crews plan to report about 10 a.m. in District One Counties. These counties include the Jackson Purchase as well as Livingston, Crittenden, Lyon and Trigg Counties. Crews in District Two, further east, will be called in as the snow starts to develop and as response is needed.

KYTC asks drivers to exhibit caution as the road conditions worsen.

According to KYTC, low temperatures will hamper road clearing efforts, as salt and other chemicals lose potency when the weather drops below 15 degrees.