The NWS just issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our area. Here are the counties included in the advisory until 5 am Saturday...
A combination of rain, sleet and snow is becoming more common across the area. More and more wet snow begins mixing in during the evening and overnight hours at the atmosphere cools. Snow then becomes the dominant precipitation type before pulling away shortly after midnight. Right now we are seeing much of the rain change over to snow in our area. Notice StormViewHD shows a lot of white in the area. The area of greatest concern is near the KY Parkways right now with moderate and heavy snow.
The best of accumulation chance lies along and south of the river. Our far southern counties of Indiana may see a brief period of light snow, but not enough to cause any problems. Kentucky is still the target zone where snow accumulations are possible this evening and overnight. While not a huge snow, we know that any snow can cause issues in our area and there will definitely be impacts. The main roads will hold up pretty well since they are so warm, but back roads in particular near the KY Parkways will get snow covered in spots. Right now, Louisville is on the very edge of light accumulation potential. We think areas in central Kentucky around the parkways have the best chance at seeing a 1" - 3" snowfall. The 3" shouldn't be the norm, but I wanted to include for the isolated totals that will approach 3". You will see more on your decks and cars with less on main roadways. Anything that falls Friday night quickly melts away Saturday as temperatures rise into the 40's.
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