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Winter Weather Advisory for Covington Area

UPDATE: The winter weather advisory has been cancelled. Kenton Co. Schools are on a one-hour delay as are St. Anthony School and the Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center.

ORIGINAL POST:

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Covington and surround communities. The National Weather Service in Wilmington reports that the advisory is in effect until 9:00 a.m. A low pressure system will move northeast from the Appalachian Mountains with moisture reaching into the Ohio Valley, bringing mixed precipitation overnight. Expect sleet and freezing rain with the possibility of snow mixing in. 

The National Weather Service expects up to a third of an inch of sleet accumulation with less than one tenth of an inch of glaze. Sleet and freezing rain will continue into the night before tapering off late. Expect travel difficulties due to the icy conditions.

Kentucky state officials are also preparing for the storm that they describe as uncertain. "The uncertainty of this storm makes it difficult to pinpoint the area and any type of impact," said Kentucky Emergency Management Director John Heltzel in a news release. "I advise citizens to monitor local broadcast stations and weather alert radios. If you do not have to travel, stay in. If you must travel, use caution and drive slowly, maintaining plenty of stopping distance."

The path and impact of the storm is uncertain at this time. A slight variation in temperatures will make a big difference in which areas may see only sleet and which may experience ice or freezing rain. A combination of precipitation is also possible.

Here is your 7-day forecast from National Weather Service:

  • OvernightFreezing rain and sleet, mainly before 4am. Low around 30. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total nighttime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • WedsCloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 37. Light and variable wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
  • Weds NMostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
  • ThursdayMostly sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Thursday NightMostly clear, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
  • FridaySunny, with a high near 41.
  • Friday NightMostly clear, with a low around 30.
  • SaturdayMostly sunny, with a high near 46.
  • Saturday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
  • SundayPartly sunny, with a high near 30.
  • Sunday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 19.
  • M.L.King DayA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Monday NightA chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • TuesdayPartly sunny, with a high near 19.