After Monday Night Snowfall, Winter Storm Watch Issued for Tri-State
The snow, sleet, and freezing rain that fell Monday night may be just a preview of what’s to come.
About an inch of snow fell in the immediate Evansville area, along with some sleet and freezing rain.
Deeper snow amounts were reported north of Evansville, including four inches in Mt. Carmel and Petersburg.
Road conditions forced several school systems to delay classes, cancel classes, or conduct a virtual learning day.
A number of accidents were reported in the area, including one involving multiple semis on I-64 in southeast Illinois and a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 60 near the Henderson-Union County line.
Another potentially more severe round of winter weather is forecast to move into the Tri-State Tuesday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for late Tuesday through Thursday.
This system is expected to feature more freezing rain along with some snow.
Forecasters say isolated power outages and tree damage is possible due to the ice and travel may be hazardous.
If that’s not enough, the precipitation is expected to be followed by the coldest air of the season this weekend.
Forecasters say we could see a low of zero by Monday morning.