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Snow and ice could impact commutes Wednesday evening across Four Rivers region

National Weather Service - Paducah

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in place for almost every county in western Kentucky, with snow and ice having the potential to impact commutes Wednesday evening and overnight.

The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory for the region in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to 6 a.m. Thursday morning, which includes parts of southern Illinois and southern Indiana.

Counties under the advisory should expect 1 to 2 inches of snow and light ice. Some areas may see more precipitation due to the speed at which the cold air arrives. There is also a chance of water flash freezing from rainfall earlier on Wednesday colliding with an incoming mass of cold air.

“We’re worried about flash freezing of water,” Christine Weilgos with the National Weather Service said. “How bad the roads may become is depending on how quickly those temperatures manage to fall.”

Murray State University is closing its campus Wednesday evening and Thursday due to the potentially hazardous conditions on roads and sidewalks, reopening Friday morning.

The National Weather Service is advising caution when commuting as roadways could be impacted by the winter weather. See updated forecasts for the region on the National Weather Service in Paducah’s website.

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