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Winter Storm Warning: 4 to 6 Inches of Snow Possible

Heavy snowfall is expected this weekend and the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Northern Kentucky area.

Four to six inches of snow could fall, starting in the overnight/early morning hours of Saturday.

The NWS identified Florence, Burlington, Covington, Erlanger, Independence, Newport, and Alexandria as cities that could be impacted, signifying that the heavy snowfall is expected across the region.

The City of Villa Hills has already declared a snow emergency, meaning that vehicles parked on city streets should be removed to allow public works employees to treat the roads. The snow emergency could outlast the winter storm warning if it takes longer to work on the city's roads.

The winter storm warning officially begins at 4 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Such a warning from the NWS usually means that severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible, and it is suggested that if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Temperatures are not expected to be unusually low.

Friday, the temperature is expected to drop to around 28 while reaching a high of 34 on Saturday during the expected storm.

-Staff report