First Alert: Winter Weather Advisories issued for our western counties tonight

First Alert Weather 10 p.m. 1/22/2020

(KFVS) - Winter weather advisories are up for our western counties through tomorrow.

Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says light freezing rain is possible this evening, with some light sleet and snow mixing in at times. This will mainly happen west of the Mississippi River.

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For tonight temperatures will be in the low 30s and precipitation moves in.

Grant says the greatest threat for ice accumulation will be across Carter, Ripley, Reynolds, Wayne, Madison, Perry, Bollinger, and Cape Girardeau Counties.

For Thuresday, we will begin the day with a light wintry mix changing into rain. This weather will then spread east through the Heartland. Temperatures will slowly climb through the day on Thursday. Temperatures will warm above freezing but will remain rather cold, in the middle to upper 30s.

Grant says, rain will mix with or change to snow Thursday night across the heartland as colder air moves in.

For Friday, scattered rain or snow showers will be possible. Temperatures will rise to the middle to upper 30s for most of the Heartland.

Currently, it looks like about one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain is possible in our northwestern counties. Much of the southeastern half of the Heartland will not see any winter weather impacts. It will just be a cold rain.

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