Fayette County

Wind chills in Lexington could be 10 below zero to 24 below during MLK Day march

Hundreds of people took part last year in the Martin Luther King. Jr. Day march in downtown Lexington.
Hundreds of people took part last year in the Martin Luther King. Jr. Day march in downtown Lexington. Herald-Leader

An arctic front will push wind chills below zero Monday morning as Lexington prepares for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

The National Weather Service issued a wind-chill warning Sunday for Fayette County and much of Central and Eastern Kentucky from midnight Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop to single digits Monday morning. But cold winds from the north will make the temperature feel much colder — from 10 degrees below zero to 24 below, according to National Weather Service forecasters.

Fayette County and most area school systems will not be in session Monday. But those preparing to go to the annual MLK Jr. Day march at 10 a.m. in downtown Lexington should bundle up.

Temperatures will begin to climb into the double-digits by late Monday and into Tuesday. Snow is expected as early as Tuesday night and possibly Wednesday.

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