Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:45pm
Winter Weather Advisory in Effect at 10am Friday, January 12, 2018
Rain will change to freezing rain from west to east on Friday, and then change to accumulating snow by late Friday afternoon.
The combination of ice and snow accumulations will result in hazardous travel Friday and Friday night.
Mixed precipitation Friday afternoon, changing to all snow by early evening across the Bluegrass region. Snow accumulations 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Minor ice accumulations. Inconvenient travel, especially during the Friday afternoon commute.
Thursday, January 11, 2o18, 3:00pm
The Winter Storm Watch will go into effect at 10AM tomorrow (Friday).
Here’s the latest briefing information from the National Weather Service
Thursday, January 11, 2o18, 12:30pm
A Winter Storm Watch will go into effect Friday (1/12/18) morning and continue through Saturday (1/13/18) morning.
Rain will change to a mix of freezing rain and sleet and then end as a period of snow. The precipitation may be heavy at times and will lead to difficult travel conditions.
Snow and sleet accumulations of up to 4 inches with locally higher amounts is possible.
Ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are also possible.
Lexington Emergency Management advises residents to avoid driving if possible during periods of heavy sleet and snowfall. Freezing rain and sleet can make roads slick and hazardous, especially in the evening hours when the air temperatures will be below freezing.
Regional snowfall and ice accumulation forecast
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2pm
A potential winter storm could bring significant amounts of snow and ice to southern Indiana and central Kentucky Friday and Saturday.
While precipitation will begin as rain early in the day on Friday, it is expected to change over to a wintry mix late in the day Friday into Friday evening and eventually all snow Friday night.
While there is still some uncertainty on the exact track of this storm system, significant snow and ice accumulations look increasingly likely for southern Indiana and central Kentucky late Friday through Saturday.
Here’s the updated forecast for Lexington
Here’s the latest pre-storm briefing from the National Weather Service