A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
The extremely dry conditions across the state of Kentucky have led to a burning ban in one county.
Rockcastle County's Judge Executive, Buzz Carloftis, issued the outdoor burning ban earlier this week because of concerns about the possibility of forest fires in the county.
The ban will remain in effect until further notice.
County officials say they talked with experts at the forestry department before issuing the burning ban.