Snow and wind to cause big issues

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A winter storm will bring snow and wind to the region overnight into Saturday. This will have a major impact for all of central and eastern Kentucky.

Here's a breakdown of what I expect:

- Snow moves in from the northwest tonight. It will be snowing everywhere by daybreak.

– With a frozen ground… it won’ t take long for roads to become snow covered and dangerous.

- Winds will gust to 35-40mph at times and this will create near blizzard conditions at times.

- I do NOT recommend traveling late tonight into the first half of Saturday. This is the type of setup that can cause traffic nightmares and even brief road closures.

- Snowfall totals will range from 1"-6" depending on where you live across the region. The highest amounts may be across the Lexington metro and points north.

- It should be noted that it won’t really matter if you get 1″ or 6″ of snow… the impact to travel will be similar.

- This will be followed up by ANOTHER below zero night!

WKYT will provide team coverage through Saturday.

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