WINTER STORM POTENTIAL FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEKEND - EASTERN, KY

Special Weather Statement Issued by NWS Jackson (Eastern Kentucky)

Target Area: Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley & Wolfe counties

EXTREME COLD EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT

WINTER STORM POTENTIAL FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEKEND

AN ARCTIC HIGH MOVING OVER KENTUCKY THURSDAY NIGHT WILL SET THE STAGE FOR TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET TO THE TEENS BELOW ZERO...OR WORSE. DUE TO THE FRESH AND DEEP SNOWPACK.

A POTENTIAL FOR CLEAR SKIES...AND LIGHT WINDS. THIS BITTERLY COLD WEATHER... POTENTIALLY UNSEEN IN THIS PART OF KENTUCKY FOR OVER TWO DECADES...WILL POSE A THREAT TO PEOPLE...OUTDOOR PETS...AND LIVESTOCK.

PIPES ARE ALSO LIABLE TO FREEZE IF NOT PROPERLY INSULATED...ESPECIALLY IN OLDER OR POORLY INSULATED HOUSES AND MOBILE HOMES.

PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOW.

LOOKING AHEAD...A DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM WILL TAKE AIM AT EASTERN KENTUCKY STARTING FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A LIKELIHOOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

AS IT LOOKS NOW...THE SNOW WILL EVENTUALLY TRANSITION TO RAIN BY MID AFTERNOON SATURDAY WITH A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE THAT MORNING. IN ADDITION...THE STRENGTH OF THIS SYSTEM MAY BE ENOUGH TO BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINS WITH IT RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING AS THE SNOW STARTS TO MELT.

VISIT OUR INTERNET WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/JKL OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON OUR PROLONGED BOUT OF UPCOMING WINTRY WEATHER.

 

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