Heaviest Snow Stays to the North; Rain Today
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH - Friday's snowstorm has moved on to the north and east, leaving our area with a wet Saturday.

Any lingering snow in western Kentucky has been disappearing quickly as temperatures climbed to 40 degrees. Overnight temperatures into Sunday are also expected to remain above freezing.

Most snow ended from midnight until about 2 am from west to east across the region.

Marion, Illinois totaled 4 inches on Friday evening, and Pope County caught at least 3 inches. Cape Girardeau recorded 2.8 inches, Massac County got two inches, Lyon County had two inches, and McCracken County saw about an inch.

The Pennyrile region received more snow than areas west of the lakes. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported Saturday morning that crews in Crittenden and Livingston counties kept trucks on the road into the early morning hours. In most other counties the pre-treating on Friday and warm pavement temperatures were able to overcome the snow and winter mix as it fell.

The National Weather Service seeks reports of snow totals from around the region. Other individual reports so far:


Pinckneyville     7.0
McLeansboro     5.1
Murphysboro     4.1
Herrin                4.0


Henderson         3.0
Owensboro        2.5
Princeton           1.5
Madisonville     1.5

On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage

Published 07:41 AM, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019
Updated 09:51 PM, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019