First Alert Weather day continues
- Author: Leroy Wright Jan 17, 2018,
Jan 17, 2018, 20:26
Isolated power outages are possible as the cold moves in late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening, the weather service said.
Stay with the First Warning Weather team through the storm for frequent updates, and to stay aware.
There will be 6-12 inches at the ski areas and temperatures will drop significantly between Saturday and Sunday. Then, on Thursday, the warm-up continues, as highs in the mid-40s are expected.
"Snow is edging into the western and northern parts of Marshall County", NWS meteorologist Andy Kula said at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a Special Weather Statement for Ohio County as very cold temperatures and wind chills continue tonight. Winds as fast as 30 miles per hour are expected between Wednesday morning and night, and should be strongest along the coast.
Tonight: A chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then snow likely.
Snow is now falling making for hazardous travel conditions in Clarksville-Montgomery County today and most of this week. Widespread snowfall totals of an inch or less will be possible across this advisory area.
Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills are expected overnight into Wednesday morning.
Tuesday brought nasty cold temperatures to states from Texas to ME where millions of people were having to deal with freezing rain, sleet, snow - or a mix - too. Highs will slowly warm up to the lower 20s with more sunshine!
"It's going to be a pretty substantial warmup by the time we reach Friday", Strait said.
Roads will become snow covered and slippery and, with temperatures remaining below freezing until Thursday, the snow will stick around for a couple of days. Some areas are inaccessible because of the ice, but the area was built to withstand such winter weather pressures.
VDOT pretreated interstates Monday and continued treating interstates, primary and secondary roads Tuesday, said Paula Miller, spokeswoman for VDOT.