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Snow, sleet, ice - you name it; looks like it's all headed for Kentucky

Portions of Kentucky along and north of Interstate 64 could see significant amounts of freezing rain this afternoon and continuing into Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning beginning at 4 p.m. EST today through 7 a.m. Wednesday. The warning is for snow and freezing rain. Precipitation could be heavy at times, the weather service said.

Freezing rain amounts could total a quarter to a third of an inch.

That's enough to make travel hazardous and to cling to tree branches and power lines. Power outages are possible in areas with significant icing, NWS said.

The weather service said it's possible that an ice storm warning could be issued later today, depending on conditions.

In parts of western Kentucky, snow and sleet are possible tonight. One to 3 inches of snow and sleet is predicted for areas along and near the Ohio River. South of line from Paducah to Owensboro, a mix to sleet and freezing rain is expected with up to a quarter-inch of ice.

Travel will be hazardous and trees and power lines could see significant accumulations.

The weather service has issued a winter storm warning for western Kentucky from noon today CST to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

In Eastern Kentucky, the weather service issued a winter storm warning from 4 p.m. EST today to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Sleet and freezing rain are expected in the region. Up to a quarter-inch of ice is expected, particularly across northwestern Fleming County, NWS said.

In Northern Kentucky, a winter storm warning has been issued from 4 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are predicted along with up to a quarter-inch of ice. Wind gusts up to 20 mph are also predicted.


Kentucky Press News Service

Date: 02-04-2014




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