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WINTER STORM WARNING for Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue and Ohio from 11am to Midnight Thursday WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the rest of Southern Kentucky

Today will be the calm before the next Winter event moves through the region beginning tomorrow. We're expecting a two-layered storm system that will move through South Central Kentucky with a good chance of snow that will start tomorrow morning to our northwest in the bootheel of Missouri and southern Illinois then spread eastward throughout the day. At the onset of the precipitation, much of Southern Kentucky may see a brief period of light rain as temperatures will be in the upper 30s but will fall quickly through midday and into the afternoon changing any rain over to all snow. It is also possible that some "mesobanding" (narrow strips of heavier
snow) may take place which would produce some locally higher accumulations in a few areas.

Snow 01/20/11

TIMELINE

THIS AFTERNOON: Cloudy with patchy drizzle or flurries - no weather worries.

TONIGHT: Cloudy and colder with lows in the mid 20s.

THURSDAY MORNING: Light snow will develop north and northwest of Bowling Green along the Ohio River in Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana - then into Southeastern Missouri and far Western Kentucky.

LATE MORNING/MIDDAY THURSDAY: Precipitation may begin over parts of Western and South Central Kentucky as light rain with temperatures in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY AFTERNOON: As colder air moves in, any light rain will change over to all snow across Western and South Central Kentucky spreading east and southeastward. Temperatures will rapidly fall through the 30s into the 20s.

THURSDAY EVENING: Periods of moderate snow are likely through the evening into the overnight hours across the entire area. Temperatures will continue to fall through the 20s. Roadways will become slick and hazardous.

LATE NIGHT THURSDAY/EARLY FRIDAY MORNING: Snowfall likely with amounts of
2-4 inches across the counties near the Tennessee border. Higher amounts of
3-5 inches are possible just north of Bowling Green and in areas closest to the Western Kentucky and Bluegrass Parkways.

FRIDAY MORNING: Snow will taper off to flurries under a cloudy sky.
Little, if any additional accumulation.

POSSIBLE IMPACTS

Slick roadways will become an issue by Thursday afternoon and evening through Saturday morning.

Temperatures will not rise above freezing until Saturday afternoon.

Wind chill temperatures may fall into the teens Thursday night and Friday.

No ice accumulation is expected with this storm but with sub-freezing temperatures, there will be an icy layer under the snow accumulation.

PREPARATION

Travel will be an issue in some locations for the drive home Thursday afternoon/evening and again Friday morning. Motorists should prepare for icy spots and snow accumulation on untreated and less-traveled roadways.

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