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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Eastern Kentucky

Nov 11, 2019

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The National Weather Service in Jackson (KY) has issues a Winter Weather Advisory from 11:00 p.m. Monday, November 11 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12.

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern Kentucky.

The first snowfall of the season is expected tonight into Tuesday morning, as the coldest air so far this fall surges into eastern Kentucky. Most places are expected to receive around an inch or so of accumulation, though some of the ridges, particularly above 2000 feet, could receive between 2 and 3 inches.

In addition to snowfall, such a sharp temperature fall may cause wet roads to freeze in spots, leading to a potential for slick and icy road conditions late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Bitter cold temperatures are expected Tuesday night as they fall into the mid-teens by dawn Wednesday.

Behind a cold front arriving this evening, a strong surge of arctic air will make its way into eastern Kentucky. Temperatures are expected to rapidly fall below freezing tonight, with any ongoing rain showers forecast to change over to snow showers from west to east through the night and continue into early Tuesday morning.

This will result in the first measurable snowfall of the season, along with easily the coldest temperatures we have seen so far this fall. Most locations are expected to receive around an inch of snow accumulation, mainly on elevated or grassy surfaces - though some ridges could pick up near two inches.

For locations above 2000 feet up to three inches of snow will be possible by sunrise Tuesday. The snow will end as flurries from west to east Tuesday morning.

In addition to snowfall, such a sharp temperature drop may cause wet roads to freeze in spots, leading to a potential for slick and icy road conditions late tonight into Tuesday morning. Please exercise caution during the Tuesday morning commute and allow ample time to reach your destination.

Slow-down, allow extra time and use caution while traveling.

(provided by National Weather Service)