1:43pm

Thu January 31, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

Snow Headed for Central and Eastern Kentucky

The National Weather Service offices in Louisville and Jackson have issued winter weather advisories. Predictions are that anywhere from a half-inch to 2 inches of snow could fall tonight and early Friday morning, the weather service said.

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The advisory for Central Kentucky is in effect until 2 a.m. EST Friday. The heaviest snow could fall in the area between Interstates 65 and 75. That area could receive 1-2 inches of snow. The interstate highway corridors could see intense snow squalls, NWS said. Motorists are urged to be careful.

The snow is likely to fall mainly from 6 p.m. today until midnight, the weather service said.

Meanwhile, the weather service office in Jackson issued a winter weather advisory from 8 p.m. today until 8 a.m. Friday. There could be intense snow squalls which will limit visibility and could impact highway conditions.

Generally, 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected although some valley regions could see only a half-inch.

The weather service office in Paducah said light snow flurries could fall in Western Kentucky today but that the heaviest accumulations will be in areas east of the Pennyrile Parkway.