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Snow and sleet work southward

12:45am Update

The snow line will continue to sink southward as we head through the overnight hours. That's the primary time period when we see snow really begin to stack up out there.

The zone for icing in southern Kentucky might be cut out a little more at this point. The sleet transition is happening much faster and that means the icing totals could be cut down significantly in some cases.

Snow will being to wrap-up during the afternoon hours on Monday.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through the afternoon and evening.
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10:34pm

Many areas have made the switch to snow and sleet along and north of I-64.

The freezing rain has arrived across southern Kentucky. This will be the primary zone for some of the significant ice.

A big swath of Kentucky will likely pick up anywhere between 4 & 8" of snow and sleet.

The worst part of this system has yet to arrive!

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7:30pm Update

Freezing rain is making a transition over to sleet and light snow in many central Kentucky areas.

The major problem areas include most of southern Kentucky. In those locations it looks as if they could see a significant ice event before the transition over to sleet and snow.

Roads will continue to become dangerous as the ice accumulates.

Stay with us for the latest.

Jim.
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Freezing rain and sleet are moving into the Lexington metro. Temps will continue to fall into the 20s and we will see many roads become slick.

Ice will start to form on elevated objects over the next few hours.

Previous Update

A massive winter storm continues to work into the Bluegrass state and will bring widespread problems. The greatest impact across central and eastern Kentucky will come later this evening through Monday.

Freezing rain accumulations from .25″-1″ will be possible for several areas of the state. That would be more than enough to bring down trees and power lines. How much freezing rain you get will depend on exactly when the transition to sleet and snow takes place. That won’t be a uniform change throughout the area, but one that spreads from northwest to southeast. The worst of the winter storm comes this evening into early Monday.

Sleet and snow accumulations may end up between 4″ and 8″ for much of the state. If snow takes over sooner than expected… those numbers would be higher. Gusty winds of 35mph will be likely through early Monday and that will help to cause power issues.

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