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Regional
9:43 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Snow on St. Patrick's Day? More Winter Weather Coming to Kentucky

Parts of Kentucky are going to get hit with more winter weather Sunday and Monday.

Kentuckians are about to get reminded that spring isn't here just yet.

A cold front moving through the commonwealth Sunday could drop up to 3 inches of snow across the Bluegrass before dusting the mountains.

Forecasters say the front also will bring 20-mph wind with gusts up to 35 mph.

The National Weather Service office in Louisville has nearly three dozen Kentucky counties under weather advisories starting Sunday afternoon into the Monday morning rush hour. Even places where the snow doesn't stick for long could have a tricky commute since temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day Sunday and remain below freezing well into Monday.

Regional
6:55 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Frigid Temperatures Hit Listening Area

The coldest temperatures in two years have hit south central Kentucky, Indiana and parts of Tennessee and forecasters say they could stay for a couple of days.

Temperatures early Tuesday morning were in the low teens and a wind chill factor made them feel like low single digits.

Meteorologist Ted Funk with the National Weather Service says the area hasn't seen temperatures this low since February 10, 2011. There's also a chance of what Funk calls "wintry precipitation" later this week with a mixture of rain and snow.

Impact of Drought
6:37 am
Thu June 28, 2012

State Climatologist Says Kentucky Conditions are Some of the Worst in Years

Dr. Stuart Foster of WKU checks the conditions of a field.
Tommy Newton WKU University Relations

State Climatologist Dr. Stuart Foster of the Kentucky Climate Center at WKU has been checking the dry conditions in several parts of Kentucky. He says the drought this year is somewhat similar to one that occurred in 2007, but it could eventually be compared to worse droughts if the dry weather continues.

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Local
9:43 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Winter weather advisory in effect for WKU Public Radio listening area

Weather update: The National Weather Service says our listening area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from noon central time until Friday at 8am. One to two inches of snow is expected by late tonight. Temperatures will get into the mid 40s this afternoon, but will then drop into the 20s, where they'll stay throughout the evening and overnight hours. There's a 20% chance of continued snow showers Friday morning, with highs around 30.