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Winter's Arrival to be Followed by Storm


NWS: Rain, snow, and subzero wind chills on the way

Winter officially arrives Wednesday setting the stage for a winter storm on Thursday. WNIN’s John Gibson has a preview:

The winter solstice occurs at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday, with the amount of daylight between sunrise and sunset down to about 9.5 hours in the Evansville area.

Forecasters are predicting rain on Thursday changing to snow that night, when artic air and high winds are expected to arrive.

How much snow will fall in our area is still uncertain but regardless, the National Weather Service is warning of dangerously cold winds.

The temperature is forecast to fall to near the zero mark, with wind chills by Friday morning 15 to 24 below zero.

Subzero wind chills are forecast to continue through Saturday night, with some sunshine and slightly higher temperatures expected on Christmas Day.

The weather service says confidence is “fairly high” that travel will be impacted by the storm beginning Thursday night.