Snow Headed for Central and Eastern Kentucky

Jan 31, 2013

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.