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Hunkered Down- How much will we get?

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Steve Burger
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WNIN

Round two of the winter storm is hitting the Tri-State Monday afternoon.

Update, 1pm Monday: Traffic is moving well on main roads Monday afternoon, but that will change as the day goes on. The National Weather Service at Paducah says we will see snowfalls of an inch an hour now into the evening, with a total of six to twelve inches before the storm moves out Monday night.

Up to a foot of snow with gusty winds and dangerous wind chills will make travel extremely hazardous Monday evening and overnight. You should not travel unless absolutely necessary.

We’re keeping on an eye on the next potential winter storm, which could affect the area later this week. Forecasters hope to know more on Tuesday about how much we can expect from the next round of winter weather.   

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Earlier: Heavy snow, dangerous wind chills, but not quite a blizzard. That’s what National Weather Service forecasters say we can expect from the winter storm hitting the Tri-State Monday.

Unlike many storms, the snowfall is predicted to be pretty even across the entire Tri-State- Six to twelve inches of snow by the time the storm moves out Monday night. Speaking in a Facebook Live briefing Sunday evening, forecaster Sean Poulos said what is on the ground Monday morning is just round one of this storm.

“The heaviest snow will actually be the second batch that comes up from the south late morning (Monday), into the afternoon and evening.  That’s when we’re going to get the brunt of our snowfall.”

Another winter storm is predicted for mid-week. Poulos says they should know more about the track and timing of that storm by Tuesday.