The National Weather Service in Paducah held a conference call Wednesday morning to provide updates on the incoming storm, which is scheduled to bring rain and plummeting temperatures into Trigg County late Thursday evening. The first round of precipitation is expected to fall in the early morning hours Friday, with a possible break before a second wave which is expected to be the more prevalent.
At a conference call on Thursday morning, officials said that Trigg Countians can expect about half an inch of ice, but not as much snow. Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler said they should have enough salt and brine on hand to treat the roads.
Cindy Sholar of the Cadiz-Trigg County Chamber of Commerce said a decision has not yet been made as to whether to cancel the Christmas Parade. Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said a decision on whether to cancel school on Friday would be made Thursday evening.
Surface temperatures on Friday are forecast to be at just above freezing at 6 a.m., at or near freezing by noon and below freezing by 6 p.m. Trigg County is expected to receive approximately a half-inch of ice accumulation and 1-2 inches of snow and sleet.
The first local closing will be Land Between the Lakes, which will close all facilities by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Check cadizrecord.com for updated information as it is available.
From the National Weather Service in Paducah:
A significant winter weather event is forecast Thursday night and Friday.
Another round of wintry precipitation will be possible Saturday night through Sunday. It will be very cold early next week as well, especially Monday night into Tuesday.
An arctic cold front will move through the area Wednesday night. A pair of disturbances will move northeast across the area, beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through the day Friday. As temperatures drop below freezing, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected across the entire region.
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