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Brief and Intense Bursts of Snow Possible in Northern Kentucky

Brief and intense bouts of snowfall are possible in Northern Kentucky on Thursday morning.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio warns that snow showers are expected to develop mainly in the morning and early afternoon with a potential for light accumulations, perhaps up to an inch in some places.

Snow squalls are expected to develop as well, containing briefly heavy snow. These squalls may combine with the gusty winds and falling temperatures to produce significant travel hazards, the NWS said in a special weather statement.

Visibility could be reduced considerably as the heavy snow combines with high winds. Road conditions could also become treacherous as the temperature maintains a steady drop throughout the day. Wind chills will drop to around zero in the afternoon and will stay there through the overnight hours and Friday morning.

Snow squalls are expected through noon.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said Thursday morning that its road crews are prepared to treat the Northern Kentucky counties impacted by any heavy snow. 

On Saturday, snow showers are expected to develop again with the potential of an inch of accumulation. Wind chills and gusty winds will also be a problem this weekend, too, the NWS said. Wind chills could drop to between 5 and 15 degrees below zero.

Expect a high temperatures on Thursday around 26 with winds gusting as high as 32 miles per hour. The low will drop to around 10 degrees.

On Friday, scattered flurries may arrive in the mid-afternoon. We'll see a high near 26 under partly sunny skies. 

Snow showers are expected on Saturday morning, a day that will see a high of around 27 with blustery winds from the west over over 20 miles per hour possibly. 

No snow is expected on Sunday, but it will cold. A high of just 15 is expected with a low of 8.

-Staff report