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Snow, dangerously cold temps in immediate forecast

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By The Staff

Rain is forecast to switch over to snow tonight as temperatures drop into the single digits. Dangerously cold wind chill factors are likely to present issues through Tuesdays.

From weather.gov, here is the wind chill warning in effect through Tuesday and the winter weather advisory in effect through Monday morning.

Click here to see the weather alert on the Weather.gov website.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
326 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

...BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS COMING TONIGHT ALONG
WITH A PERIOD OF SNOW...

.A STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT
WILL BRING A WINTRY BATCH OF WEATHER TO THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT.
PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF RAIN WILL QUICKLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW
BEFORE ENDING TONIGHT AS AN ARCTIC FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.
THE BEST CHANCES OF SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WILL
GENERALLY BE NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER ACROSS SOUTHERN INDIANA.
HOWEVER...ALL OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY WILL GET A SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION
TONIGHT. IN ADDITION...FALLING TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
LEAD TO DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

KYZ033>043-045>049-055>057-067-060500-
/O.CON.KLMK.WC.W.0001.140106T0600Z-140107T1800Z/
/O.CON.KLMK.WW.Y.0002.140106T0000Z-140106T1100Z/
HENRY KY-SHELBY KY-FRANKLIN KY-SCOTT KY-HARRISON KY-SPENCER KY-
ANDERSON KY-WOODFORD KY-FAYETTE KY-BOURBON KY-NICHOLAS KY-
NELSON KY-WASHINGTON KY-MERCER KY-JESSAMINE KY-CLARK KY-BOYLE KY-
GARRARD KY-MADISON KY-LINCOLN KY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE...SHELBYVILLE...FRANKFORT...
GEORGETOWN...CYNTHIANA...TAYLORSVILLE...LAWRENCEBURG...
VERSAILLES...LEXINGTON...PARIS...CARLISLE...BARDSTOWN...
SPRINGFIELD...HARRODSBURG...NICHOLASVILLE...WINCHESTER...
DANVILLE...LANCASTER...RICHMOND...STANFORD
326 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO 6 AM EST MONDAY...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO 1 PM
EST TUESDAY...

A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM MONDAY TO 1 PM
EST TUESDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
7 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EST MONDAY.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO
SNOW THIS EVENING. THE SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES
BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACTS: SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED. IN ADDITION...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO
FALL FROM THE 40S DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL
RESULT IN A RAPID FREEZE OF MOISTURE ON EXPOSED SURFACES. THIS
COMBINED WITH THE FALLING SNOW WILL LEAD TO VERY HAZARDOUS ROAD
CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE
THIS EVENING WHICH COMBINED WITH THE COLD AIR WILL MAKE WIND
CHILL VALUES FALL TO BETWEEN 20 BELOW AND 30 BELOW ZERO DURING
THE MORNING HOURS MONDAY. BE PREPARED FOR THIS DANGEROUS SHOT OF
COLD AIR THAT WILL LAST AT LEAST UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.