Watch for slick road conditions Friday night into Saturday morning

jwarren@herald-leader.comFebruary 14, 2014 

Dangerous travel conditions could develop Friday night into Saturday morning as rain washes salt off the roads and the water that's left freezes as temperatures drop into the low to mid-teens.

"Throw in accumulating snow on top of that and BAM, dangerous travel conditions will develop," WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey wrote on his Kentucky Weather Center website.

Central Kentucky could see 1 to 4 inches of snow overnight Friday into Saturday. Heavier snowfall will be north of Interstate 64.

Saturday will see a high of 23 degrees and a 40 percent chance of a few snowflakes. Some flakes might also fall Sunday, when the high will be 32. Monday will see a high of 45 and a 50 percent chance of showers.

The city has 5,000 tons of salt on hand, Mayor Jim Gray said at a weather-related news conference Friday, with 518 more tons to be delivered soon. The mayor said 1,800 tons can be ordered if necessary.

Jim Warren (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @hlpublicsafety.

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