SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT: NWS Warns of Winter Mix Overnight Tonight into Thursday Morning Commute

Special Weather Statement issued November 28 at 3:44PM EST by NWS Louisville KY

Areas Affected: Woodford; Breckinridge; Casey; Clark; Orange; Harrison; Marion; Trimble; Shelby; Crawford; Scott; Spencer; Washington; Bullitt; Nicholas; Garrard; Washington; Floyd; Taylor; Hancock; Jessamine; Larue; Fayette; Jefferson; Boyle; Oldham; Henry; Hardin; Jefferson; Meade; Scott; Perry; Harrison; Mercer; Bourbon; Clark; Nelson; Madison; Anderson; Franklin; Dubois; Lincoln

  • The next in a series of weather systems is forecast to impact the region late tonight and during the day on Thursday. This evening and into the overnight period, surface air temperatures are expected to drop back into the upper 20s before slowly rising toward the freezing mark toward sunrise on Thursday. 
  •  Light precipitation may develop around sunrise Thursday. If the precipitation develops earlier than expected, the precipitation could fall as a mix of rain, freezing rain, and possibly some sleet. While surface air temperatures are expected to warm to near freezing by the time the precipitation starts, surface ground temperatures and pavement temperatures may lag slightly behind given the recent cold weather. 
  •  The combination of the light precipitation and cold surface temperatures may result in some icing problems for the Thursday morning commute. Temperatures are expected to warm sufficiently by mid-morning that would allow all precipitation to change over to a cold rain. 
  •  Residents of southern Indiana and the northern half of Kentucky should keep abreast of the latest forecasts tonight and be prepared for the possibility of hazardous driving conditions Thursday morning. 
  •  Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards weather radio and your local media for the latest on this winter weather situation.