Residents of Fayette County should prepare for another wet and cold morning after the possibility of several inches of snow accumulating overnight.
According to weather.com, the National Weather Service placed a winter weather advisory on Fayette County overnight Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday due to an expected mixed precipitation that could result in one to three inches of snow and ice accumulation. The forecast calls for a 29 degree high and a 22 degree low for Friday, and the National Weather Service said in its press release to expect slippery roads and limited visibility at times.
“Thankfully we had no major incidents over the past couple days with the frigid temperatures,” Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said on Thursday. “The biggest issue we had was semi-trucks having their fuel lines freeze while they were waiting on the side of the roads. We had to have crews out and working in the cold weather out in the county with no real wind break, so they were pretty cold.”
Currently the forecast shows an increase in temperature for the county over the next four days. Starting Saturday, weather.com is predicting temperatures rising to 44 degrees (with a 36 degree low) with minimal precipitation. On Sunday temperatures should rise even further to a 54 degree high and stay above 41 degrees as the low. Sunday should also have clear, sunny skies with a few clouds forming at night.
“Be conscious of the roads and weather during your travels on Friday,” Stanforth said. “Crews will be out on the roads so give the trucks some room and just be cautious. Everyone should also enjoy a nice safe weekend with some decent weather.”
Finally, Dayton, Power & Light reported no electrical outages in Fayette County throughout the cold days Wednesday and Thursday, but continue to monitor the situation with the approaching snow.
Stay with the Record-Herald for more coverage of winter weather in Fayette County.
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