Fayette County continues to experience another wave of winter as snow fall has accumulated several inches and blowing winds have cause large drifts in many places.
The county saw several inches of snow which began on Monday evening and continued throughout most of the day Tuesday. Temperatures dipped to 16 degrees and lower, but because of the wind it felt much colder. The weather also forced both local school districts to close on Tuesday. Winds blowing between 10 and 20 miles per hour caused high snow banks on some roadways and many state, county and commercially owned plow trucks continually patrolled roads and highways to keep them clear.
According to weather.com, the precipitation does not seem to be letting up today as the forecast calls for more snow fall. Beginning in the morning, snow will fall on and off throughout. The temperature will be around 21 degrees for the day with winds expected to travel 20 to 30 miles per hour. Tonight the low temperature will drop to around nine degrees and winds will continue to move across the county at around 10 to 15 miles per hour.
Thursday is looking particularly clear with a temperature around 22 degrees throughout the day. Thursday night’s wind will die down from around five to 10 miles per hour during the day to light and variable. A low temperature of nine degrees is expected.
A few flurries Friday should not add much, if any, accumulation to the ground. The temperature will be around 29 degrees Friday and winds will pick up throughout the day, possibly topping off at 20 miles per hour Friday night. A low of seven degrees Friday night coupled with these stronger winds will make the temperature feel much lower, but only light precipitation is currently expected.
Saturday will possibly be the coldest day this week with a high temperature of 13 degrees throughout the day and low of zero degrees throughout the night. Cloudy skies will become overcast by the afternoon and is currently forecasted to clear up in the evening time and stay that way throughout the night. Sunday will be cold as well with a high temperature of 23 degrees during the day and winds blowing five to 10 miles per hour. Sunday night could see about one inch of snowfall and a low temperature of 16 degrees.
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