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Wintry mix in the forecast for mid-week

 View of an icy road in freezing weather.
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View of an icy road in freezing weather.

The National Weather service says southern Illinois could get hit with two doses of severe weather this week.

Chris Noles, with the Paducah office says a flood watch has been issued for late Monday night through Tuesday night. Along with locally heavy rain, Noles says severe thunderstorms are possible.

"Late tonight early tomorrow morning, there is the chance for a few strong to severe Thunderstorms, that may produce high winds or locally damaging wind gusts."

Then Noles says sleet and freezing rain could move in.

"And that could start as early as later Wednesday night, Thursday midday, on through the late afternoon and early evening."

Noles adds it's still too early to predict how much freezing rain we could get, but says the Weather Service believes the winter mix could impact travel.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.
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