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More Winter Weather Expected Thursday Night

Jan 19, 2016
National Weather Service Paducah,

UPDATE WEDNESDAY NOON:   Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says road crews were only able to pre-treat 1/3 of roadways last night, focusing efforts on state highways, interstates and parkways. There's still plenty of slick driving to be found

The National Weather Service in Paducah says there's another round of winter weather coming Thursday night and Friday. 

National Weather Service,

National Weather Service meteorologists say the Four Rivers region will see an extended period of arctic cold this week, with Tuesday the only day with above-freezing temperatures.  The NWS says the greatest concern will come late Tuesday night through early Thursday when a strong arctic high moves in from the plains states.  

NWS Paducah

National Weather Service forecasters say their confidence in the approaching winter weather system isn't as high as they'd like regarding what type of precipitation is ahead tomorrow. 

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Kentuckians should prepare for yet another round of Arctic-like weather early next week. That's the opinion of University of Kentucky Agricultural Meteorologist Matt Dixon. Dixon says, while the Commonwealth has already experienced a couple shots of frigid weather this winter, the longer term outlook appears to be chilly as well.

UPDATED: Mid-Day, Monday 

Over the week, temperatures in our region are expected to drop into the single digits, and possibly even lower. Listed below are resources available in our listening area to help combat against the harsh cold. Included are a list of local warming shelters, road condition links, tips for keeping pets warm as well as a survival kit checklist. 

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is watching the weather this evening to determine whether roads will need to be treated for ice.

KYTC District 1 spokesperson Keith Todd said freezing precipitation has been called for in the forecast, but crews will still need to wait and see if that merits treating the roads just yet.

Illinois officials are reminding older adults to get ready for the approaching cold weather. The state’s Department on Aging says people should have their furnace checked to make sure it’s in good shape before colder temperatures roll in. They also advise older adults to set their thermostats above 65 degrees. Lowering the thermostat to reduce heating bills carries a risk for older adults, who are more susceptible to hypothermia.