Winter Weather Advisory as NKY Braces for Snowy Tuesday
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:42 RCN Newsdesk
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, in effect from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. The advisory includes all Northern Kentucky counties.
Snow accumulations are expected to be one to two inches through late Tuesday morning with additional light accumulations possible from snow showers during the afternoon. Snow will begin by 1 a.m., the NWS reported in its advisory. Additional snow showers may develop during the late morning and early afternoon.
Reduced visibilities, snow accumulation, and gusty winds are expected to make travel difficult. Those winds will range in speeds from 10 to 20 miles per hour out of the west, with some gusts reaching up to 40 miles per hour.
Temperatures will fall through the day on Tuesday reaching the mid-teens by late afternoon. Tuesday night could see a low of 10 degrees with a wind chill of minus-2.
The NWS reminds us that a winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties and drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and should use caution while driving.
On Wednesday, the high temperature will only reach about 24 with a wind chill of minus-1 and mostly cloudy skies. On Thursday, the temperature returns to the 40s with a high near 43 and partly sunny skies.
There is a chance of rain showers on Friday afternoon when we will see a high near 46. A chance of snow showers returns on Saturday night when the temperatures drops back into the 20s.
Photo: Ice-covered windshield on Kentucky 16 (RCN file)