Fayette County

Harsh cold, accumulating snow returning to Kentucky

A snow plow traveled outbound on Tates Creek Road near Federal Drive on Jan. 20.
A snow plow traveled outbound on Tates Creek Road near Federal Drive on Jan. 20. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Intense bursts of snow could make travel hazardous when they hit during rush hour Monday night, forecasters said.

A wintery mix of flakes and showers fell on early morning commuters Monday, but WKYT’s Chris Bailey is projecting a more treacherous drive when the work day ends as a second weather system moves through the region.

“Blinding snows will be noted at times,” Bailey said on his weather blog. “...Winds will be very gusty as temps drop. Believe it or not, some thunder is even possible

The National Weather Service Louisville office issued a winter weather advisory starting at 5 p.m. Monday for Central Kentucky and areas along and east of I-65. Snow is expected to fall throughout the day Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Louisville is forecasting 1-3 inches of accumulated snow through Tuesday.

In Eastern Kentucky, the advisory starts at 6 p.m. Freezing rain is possible in addition to snow squalls or snow showers. Total accumulation could be 2 to 3 inches by late Tuesday.

Wind chills may drop to around zero Wednesday morning, according to the weather service.

For more: Chris Bailey’s weather blog

Michael McKay: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety

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