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.

First snow closes schools, snarls traffic

Jan 5, 2017
Samantha Horton

The first snow of the season closed schools and led to numerous traffic crashes in the Evansville area.

Light snow moved into the Tri-State early Wednesday with temperatures well below freezing, so everything that fell stuck to area roads and bridges – except for some that were pre-treated on Tuesday.  

Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum says officers responded to at least two dozen accidents during the morning drive.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle reported at least a dozen crashes.

First accumulating snow possible

Jan 4, 2017

The first accumulating snow of the season for the Evansville area is expected Thursday.

The National Weather Service says an upper-level storm system will produce a swath of light snow, reaching the I-64 corridor of southern Illinois early Thursday.

Forecasters say the bulk of the accumulating snow should fall during the morning hours in the Evansville area.

The weather service is predicting one-to-two inches in the Tri-State.

It’s expected to taper off from west to east Thursday afternoon.

Second winter storm socks region

Jan 22, 2016

The second winter storm of the week hit Evansville, after all. 

Forecasters had put the immediate Evansville area at the north end of the predicted snowfall, and in the days leading up to the storm, some forecasting models even showed the city receiving no snow or ice.

But the snow did reach Evansville just in time for the Friday morning commute.

The new snow quickly made roads slippery, and the conditions led to numerous crashes and slide-offs -- especially on I-69 in Vanderburgh County.