NWS Stresses Wind Chill Danger More Than Snow
Rain to change to snow on Thursday with dangerously cold winds
Forecasters say high winds will likely be the biggest issue when a winter storm moves into the region Thursday. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:
The National Weather service has replaced the Winter Storm Watch with a Winter Weather Advisory for the Evansville area.
But the agency is sticking with the Wind Chill Warning.
The advisory begins Thursday afternoon. The Warning starts Thursday evening.
Rain is expected to change to snow late in the day Thursday as artic air and high winds blow in from the northwest.
Forecasters warn of dangerously cold wind chills as low as 20-to-25 below zero.
The weather service is also calling for 1 to 2 inches of snow.
Forecasters predict slippery road conditions with possible “flash freezing” when temperatures plunge Thursday night.
They also say the combination of strong winds and falling snow will reduce visibility.
Forecasters say the predicted wind chills can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.
You’re urged to wear multiple layers and limit time outdoors during the windy conditions.