Bourbon County

Weather advisory extended through Wednesday morning

Snow clung to more than the landscape, right, Mr. Squirrel?
Snow clung to more than the landscape, right, Mr. Squirrel?

After a snowy Tuesday, a winter weather advisory for much of Central Kentucky will be in effect through 9 a.m. Wednesday, and an advisory for Eastern Kentucky is in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Snow showers and snow squalls were expected overnight Tuesday, with additional snowfall of 1 to 2 inches over north-central Kentucky. An additional inch or less was expected to fall over south-central Kentucky, the National Weather Service in Louisville said.

Lexington has a 50 percent chance of snow during the day Wednesday, but less than an inch of additional snow was expected from that.

Classes were canceled Wednesday for schools in Lexington and elsewhere.

Lexington had gotten 2.3 inches of snow from the storm by 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the weather service.

In Eastern Kentucky, snow was expected to continue falling Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Jackson said. Most areas were expected to get 1 or 2 inches overnight Tuesday and an additional 2 inches Wednesday.

The snow should taper off into flurries in Eastern Kentucky by Thursday morning.

Wednesday's high was expected to be 26 degrees, with a wind-chill factor of 5 degrees. Lows will dip to the mid-teens Wednesday night, and temperatures will be in the mid- to low 20s Thursday and Friday.

Seven inbound and seven outbound flights were canceled Tuesday at Blue Grass Airport because of the weather. Most of those flights were going to and coming from Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta; one was bound for Chicago, airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said.

Lexington police responded to 37 non-injury accidents and one injury wreck between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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