BREAKING NEWS: Winter weather advisory issued for tonight

BREAKING NEWS: Winter weather advisory issued for tonight

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory beginning at 5 p.m. today until 7 a.m. Tuesday.
“A strong cold front will push through the region this afternoon ushering in much colder temperatures by this evening,” the NWS stated. “Ongoing rain will change over to snow this evening from north to south with southern Indiana seeing the changeover by sunset and then much of northern Kentucky seeing the changeover this evening.”
The NWS said ground temperatures will help prevent snow from sticking, but that roadways could become covered and slick.
“The snow this evening may fall heavy enough at times to cover road surfaces temporarily. However, much of the accumulation will mainly be found on elevated and grassy surfaces. As the precipitation ends after midnight, residual moisture on the roadways may refreeze,” the NWS stated. “Overpasses and bridges will be the first to see impacts since they have much more exposure to the cold air. The refreezing on the roadways may be offset due to strong
northwesterly winds that will be seen behind the front.
“Northwest winds of 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25-30 MPH will be possible and will help dry off the roads. However, in areas that are sheltered from the wind, icy spots may be found late tonight and Tuesday morning.”
Areas in South Central Kentucky that are expected to the effected by the freezing roadways include Barren, Warren, Edmonson, Butler, Hart, Green, Monroe, Simpson, Allen and Metcalfe counties.
Snow coverage could be up to one inch. The hazardous road conditions could impact the Tuesday morning commute.

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