Snow and Extreme Cold Expected Thursday Night

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Updated: 2/01/2013 12:22 am
A Winter Weather Advisory continues for the entire area through early Friday morning. Greatly reduced visibilities are expected at times during some of the heavy snow showers. Flood Warnings continue in Estill and Lee Counties along portions of the Kentucky River. Flood Warnings are also still in effect for portions of the Cumberland River in Knox and Whitley Counties.

Update: The heaviest snowfall has now pushed east of Lexington and Frankfort, but many areas are still seeing snow just after midnight. Temps in Lexington have fallen well into the 20s, but most cities and towns are in the low 30s at the time. Wind chills below 0° are still expected at times Friday morning. Snowfall totals will now likely be closer to 2" in the Bluegrass with greater amounts in the higher terrain of eastern Kentucky. Accumulations of snow will be less in southern Kentucky where some rain has mixed in with the snow.
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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the entire area through Friday morning. Flood Warnings continue for Estill County near Ravenna. The Kentucky River is forecast to crest Friday morning around 23 feet. Flood Warnings also continue in Whiltey and Knox Counties near Barbourville and Williamsburg. The Cumberland River is forecast to crest near 29 feet on Friday morning.

A new Flood Warning was issued Friday night for the Kentucky River at Heidelberg. The Kentucky River is approaching 20 feet there and could cause some minor flooding.

Snow is expected to push into the Frankfort and Lexington area after 8 p.m. Thursday. Late tonight, the heavier snow will arrive in eastern Kentucky. The Bluegrass could see up to an inch of snow tonight while higher elevations to our east could see up to 2 inches of snow by morning. Friday morning lows will be near 12° with wind chills possibly dropping below 0.

As we head into Friday afternoon, the skies will quickly clear, leaving behind more sunshine than clouds. Afternoon highs will only reach the low 20s. Winds will remain breezy, up to 15mph out of the west.

Another round of snow is expected this weekend.

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