Murray, KY – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon for souther Illinois, southeast Missouri, and western Kentucky. A storm system approaching from the west is expected to dump anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow on our region, with snowfall heaviest from midnight Wednesday through midday Thursday. With temperatures remaining in the teens and 20's through the next few days, the snow is expected to stick. Strong northwest winds may blow snow reducing visibility and make travel hazardous. The combination of snow and another surge of arctic air in the storm's wake will drive temperatures into the single digits to near zero Friday and Saturday night. Wind chills will be below zero for the same period.