Winter Storm, Wind Chill Warnings Issued
The NWS upgraded its Winter Weather Advisory to a warning
A winter storm packing snow and high winds is pushing through the Tri-State just days before Christmas. WNIN’s John Gibson has the latest:
The National Weather Service has upgraded its Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning.
The Evansville area is also under a rare Wind Chill Warning.
The weather service is predicting 1-to-3 inches of snow with wind chills as low as 28-below zero tonight (Thur).
The state of Kentucky declared a state of emergency before the storm hit and the Indiana Department of Transportation is urging motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and adjust your holiday travel.
INDOT says if you must travel during the storm, slow down, increase following distance, keep a safe distance from snowplows, and allow extra time to reach your destination.
Officials also urge packing an emergency kit with blankets, extra clothing, snacks, water, and a phone charger.
INDOT says its crews will remain out in force for the duration of the storm and afterward.
The agency says its goal is to keep state and federal highways – like the Lloyd Expresssway, Highway 41, and I-69 -- “passable.”