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Snow Expected for Southern Illinois and Northwestern Kentucky Counties

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Illinois and parts of west Kentucky. Lead Forecaster Greg Meffert says precipitation should will reach most of west Kentucky by 6:00 p.m. Friday. Meffert says precipitation from the storm is a mixed bag as it moves into Kentucky.

“That could be anything. It could be rain, freezing rain- temperatures are going to be very, very close to freezing. There could even be some sleet or snow mixed in, Meffert said.”

Northwestern Kentucky counties like Livingston, Crittenden and Hopkins counties could receive one to two inches of snow along with  parts of Ballard and McCracken counties. Henderson and Daviess counties could receive two to three inches. The rest of west Kentucky should receive an inch or less of snow with the chance of freezing rain closer to the Tennessee border. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky State Police are advising drivers to be cautious as the winter weather could cause hazardous road conditions.


Taylor is a recent Murray State University graduate where she studied journalism and history. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at!
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