Icy weather leads to dozens of wrecks

Feb 7, 2018

The latest blast of winter weather left a thin, icy glaze on the Tri-State Wednesday -- contributing to dozens of accidents during the morning commute. 

The National Weather Service recorded a tenth-of-an-inch of freezing rain overnight, and the temperature dropped from the low 30’s to the mid-20’s just in time for the morning drive.

The result was re-freezing of some treated roads and an icy glaze on many roadways, bridges, and overpasses.

Cold now, but warm-up in sight

Jan 16, 2018

The Tri-State can expect a break from the frigid temperatures later this week. 

The threat of more snow is gone for now, after an additional 2-to-3 inches fell on the Evansville area Monday.

The new layer of snow was followed by single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills.

Experts warn that such wind chills can cause frost bite to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

The snow and frigid air prompted widespread school closings, but a warm-up and melt-down are in sight.

Ice and snow on the way

Jan 11, 2018

Forecasters say up to 3 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice is possible across the Tri-State Thursday night and Friday. 

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING in effect from 9:00 tonight (Thur) until 9:00 Friday night for southwest Indiana, southeast Illinois, and western Kentucky.

Forecasters are calling for “heavy mixed precipitation” as rain changes to freezing rain, sleet, and snow overnight.

The weather service is predicting snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches on top of a layer of ice.