Sleet and Freezing Rain on the Way for Some Areas

Jan 15, 2013

The National Weather Service office in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for sleet from 5 p.m. EST today to 5 a.m. EST Wednesday. Cities in the advisory area include Leitchfield, Elizabethtown, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, Brownsville, Munfordville, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Scottsville and Glasgow.

Light precipitation will begin across the advisory area this afternoon and the intensity will pick up through the evening and continue past midnight, the weather service said.

A narrow area around and just east of Harrodsburg and Danville could see from 2 to 4 inches of sleet. Other areas could see 1 to 2 inches, NWS said.

But the area of the heaviest totals of sleet could shift north or south of the current forecast position depending on temperature.

Meanwhile, the weather service office in Jackson has issued a winter weather advisory for sleet and possibly freezing rain from 5 p.m. EST today until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Cities in the advisory area include Flemingsburg, Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Morehead, Irvine, Stanton, Frenchburg, Sandy Hook, West Liberty and Campton.

Precipitation will begin falling this afternoon. An inch of sleet and possibly a trace of freezing rain is possible from Estill County to Elliott County and up to an inch and a half in Fleming County, NWS said.

Sleet could leave roads in the impacted areas very dangerous. Extreme caution is advised.