Advisory Issued as KY, Southern IN Brace for More Snow, a Little Ice
I have friends who are not shy about their distaste for summer and absolutely love 'em some snow. Well, they went wanting relatively far into the season until we got to this week, and now they are singing a happier tune.
I get it. I hate extremes on both ends, but my scales have always tipped just a little bit more toward winter. That's because when it gets super cold, you can always add more layers. When it gets super hot, you CANNOT--and please don't--keep shedding layers until there are none to shed, if you know what I mean. That said, I've grown increasingly less fond of snow.
UPDATE: 1/18 AT 6 AM
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Most of Kentucky, Southern Indiana
And so here we are again with snow still on the ground and bracing for another round of the white stuff. Yes, a winter weather advisory has been issued for western Kentucky and southern Indiana ahead of another system that aims to drop a little more snow AND perhaps a little freezing drizzle. That should make for fun driving experiences, right?
Here's the announcement from the National Weather Service - Paducah:
We are monitoring another winter weather event set to impact the region Thursday into Thursday night. Unfortunately, this system is trending less snowy and more icy. A wintry mix is expected Thursday afternoon, with freezing rain becoming increasingly likely across portions of western Kentucky. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for these areas as travel conditions may become quite hazardous during the afternoon and evening on Thursday, lingering into Friday morning as well. Afterwards, very cold temperatures return to the region Friday into Saturday.
Here are the counties in the NWS-Louisville coverage area that are affected by the winter weather advisory:
While we are absolutely not talking about an ice storm situation--less than one-tenth of an inch of freezing drizzle or rain is expected--it will certainly be enough to create a driving hazard Thursday afternoon into the evening and overnight hours. So drive safely.
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