Kentucky is preparing for the impending winter storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our listening area starting Thursday evening at 6 p.m. central time, and continuing through Saturday morning.
See the National Weather Service forecast for our region.
The wintry mix will begin late this evening with snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Up to a quarter-of-an-inch of ice could form on roads and create dangerous driving conditions.
The mix will change completely to snow on Friday and the snow is expected to continue until Saturday morning.
Areas north of the Cumberland Parkway could get nine or more inches of snow.
South of the Cumberland Parkway near the Kentucky and Tennessee border will get four to six inches of snow.
“Over the next 48 hours, a major winter storm is expected to impact many regions of Kentucky— potentially causing ice-related damage, service interruption and impassable roadways,” said Governor Matt Bevin. “Our agencies are monitoring the conditions and coordinating communications with local officials and emergency personnel in preparation. Safety is our first priority; so it is very important to restrict travel to a minimum.”
Gusty winds of up to 25 miles-per-hour means there will be blowing and drifting snow, with poor visibility for driving.
The strong wind could also cause power outages in some areas.