Heavy, wet snow expected in southern and central Kentucky – Reuters


Parts of southern and central Kentucky could see heavy snowfall this weekend as a winter storm watch has been issued bringing four to eight inches of snow.

The National Weather Service says that although most of the state may see light snow early this weekend, the main event is expected to be late Saturday night through Sunday evening with accumulation to the south. and east of a storm line near Bowling Green, through Campbellsville, Lexington and Maysville.

“It’s going to be heavy wet snow,” said Mike Kochasic of the NWS office in Louisville. “Maybe mixed with sleet sometimes, maybe even freezing rain sometimes.”

He noted that the heavy, wet snow could make shoveling difficult for some people and could eventually cause power outages due to the weight of the snow.

Kochasic points out: “Our confidence is low in this event. There are several different leads and solutions that we saw in the model data, and they say different things. Although confidence is low, there will be increasing amounts of snow, especially in areas where the winter storm watch is in effect, from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

He said it could end like the last winter system a week ago, “Where it’s wobbled a bit and some people have had more snow than they expected, the same potential exists here. Depending on the track this system takes, we might see different snows for different people out there.

Sunday morning trips could be affected.

“Roads could be icy in some places, with ice icing, mixed precipitation and sleet, especially in large amounts, could lead to dangerous travel, and of course snow,” Kochasic said. “Temperatures are going to be in the low to mid 30s for the highs on Saturday and Sunday. They will fall into the low and mid 20s overnight, Saturday night and Sunday night. Any melting that may occur during the day could potentially cause black ice at night.

Check weather reports often this weekend for information on potentially hazardous locations and snow amounts through National Weather Service radio, local media and weather apps.


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