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.
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.
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.