The three inches Mother Nature dumped on my home yesterday is pretty but it's making travel disastrous. People all over the tri-state are getting stuck and causing accidents because of their absolute need to get out and do things that aren't necessary. (Yes, that is sarcasm!)

Most schools are out on break this Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But, Mama isn't done yet. It's looking like she has some big plans for our Monday and Tuesday commute.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast Missouri.

A burst of accumulating snow is expected as a storm system and Arctic cold front dive southeast through the region Monday into Monday night.

Wind chills will fall into the 5 below zero to 15 below zero range Monday night, and into the zero to 10 below zero range Tuesday night.

As the church lady would say, 'well, isn't that special...' Stay tuned for weather updates and the latest closing information!

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. East southeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming north northwest.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -9. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -7. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
M.L.King Day
Snow, mainly after noon. High near 32. South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 5. Light southwest wind.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 31. South southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.