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Winter Weather Advisory again issued for region, snow and cold temperatures persist

Kennealy Jenkins

A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of eastern Kentucky as experts warn of potentially subzero temperatures and accumulating snowfall.

Christian Cassell is the lead meteorologist with the Jackson Weather Service. He said the advisory begins at 7 p.m. Thursday evening and will continue through Saturday at 7 a.m. Snowfall amounts will accumulate between one and three inches.

“We expect snow to move across the I-64 corridor especially. It should stay all snow this evening into the overnight,” he said. “If you’re south of the Mountain Parkway, there could be some freezing rain and sleet mixed in, and that may limit the snow accumulations down that way.”

Cassell said temperatures are expected to drop back down to the single digits going into the weekend.

“We are expecting it to get very cold again. Saturday morning and especially Sunday morning, wind chills will be potentially below zero, and maybe even reach that minus 10 threshold where we’ll issue a wind chill advisory,” he said.

Additionally, the meteorologist said travel will likely be impacted because the coming snow will be wetter than the region experienced earlier this week which means it will stick to untreated roads. Cassell added that since temperatures will not rise above freezing until next week, any snow on the ground or roads is here to stay through the remainder of the week.