LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - High school football fans are keeping a close eye on the forecast.
The state championship games begin Friday afternoon in Bowling Green.
We talked to officials at the Kentucky High School Athletics Association who tell us they are aware of the weather situation and will discuss contingency plans as the weather develops. They released the following statement on Thursday morning:
"At this point, the schedule remains the same, and the Class 1A (11 a.m.) and 3A (3 p.m.) games, scheduled for Friday, December 6 will be played as planned. No later than 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, December 6, a final determination will be made for the Class 6A (7 p.m.) and subsequent games and announced through all available means.
As of 9:30 a.m. on 12/5, the games WILL BE PLAYED AS SCHEDULED, but this is subject to change based on changing conditions.
The KHSAA and its member institutions as well as everyone involved in the hosting of these games urge all involved to make carefully considered decisions regarding attendance at the games and to exercise caution. Leaving earlier than perhaps originally planned, and having contingency plans in the event of problems are all part of any travel and any event, but should be emphasized especially with this event."
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the state on Friday. Rain is expected to turn into a wintry mix by Friday afternoon. We could see accumulations of sleet, freezing rain and snow.
Williamsburg plays Mayfield in the Class 1A championship game at 12 p.m.
Wayne plays Belfry in the Class 3A championship game at 4 p.m.
Scott County plays Meade County in the Class 6A championship game at 8 p.m.
There are three other championship games on Saturday, including Pulaski County against Bowling Green in the Class 5A game at 8 p.m.