The National Weather Service in Paducah has elected to maintain a winter weather advisory for now - expanded it to include all of southern Illinois and southeast Missouri.

As the atmosphere cools down out west toward the Ozark foothill region, we may see a mix develop. Toward sunset, over Daviess County, Kentucky, and surrounding areas, the models really cool the column toward the surface, which may translate to a quick change over to snow.

Precipitation from southeast Missouri will move into southern Illinois and Southwest IN. Forecast soundings and thermal depictions suggest a change over to snow through the evening hours as freezing levels drop.

The National Weather service, “Felt comfortable riding with the advisory for now for roughly 2 To 4 inches - similar to our last system primarily North and west of the Ohio River and dropping off south of there."

Some Counties in the Evansville tri state may be pushing the 4 inch criteria for a winter storm warning.

System will rapidly depart after midnight. Could see some wrap around clouds and flurries Saturday with quiet, cold weather Saturday night into Sunday.

There will be another potential winter event Monday into Tuesday, followed by a cold middle of the week and then a re-enforcing shot of Canadian Air sometime Thursday or Thursday night. Winter is here to stay!