Fayette County was blanketed with snow over the weekend, and with cold temperatures expected this week it could remain there with minimal chance of melting.
According to weather.com, following the snow from Sunday, Monday was expected to produce some more snow during the evening time, going into a cold Tuesday with a high temperature around 23 degrees during the day and 15 degrees during the evening. Winds will remain a problem as well, ranging from 10 to 20 miles per hour throughout the day. No additional snow is expected Tuesday.
“It appears Fayette County once again dodged the full impact of the weekend’s weather patterns,” Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said. “The snowfall and ice accumulation was dealt with by crews from ODOT, county highway, townships and the city and villages.”
Miami Trace Local Schools and Washington Court House City Schools closed on Monday due to inclement weather.
Wednesday could be similar with a high temperature of 28 degrees and a low temperature of 14 degrees, but with sunny skies during the day and clear skies during the night. Winds should continue to slow until they are light and variable during Wednesday evening.
Thursday is the next expected time of precipitation this week with a high chance of on and off rain showers during the day that will make way into a 90 percent chance of rainfall during the evening with accumulation of a quarter of an inch expected. High temperatures should remain around 37 degrees and will drop to around 31 degrees by nighttime. Winds could pick up and top out around 25 miles per hour.
Friday is also currently forecasted with precipitation in the form of early snow showers accumulating less than one inch. A big worry though could be temperatures dipping low again on Friday with a high of 35 degrees and a low of 20 degrees that could cause icy conditions. Winds should remain between 15 and 25 miles per hour during the day.
Also, Saturday evening is forecasted for snow. After a high temperature during the day of 33 degrees, temperatures are expected to plummet to around 14 degrees with some winds blowing upwards of 10 miles per hour. Snow could be seen around this point at a 40 percent chance with accumulations expected to remain less than one inch.
Finally, although Sunday is going to be much colder than Saturday with a high temperature of 18 degrees and a low of -1 degree, the chance for precipitation is low. Winds could blow at speeds around 20 miles per hour which may make it feel much colder than -1 during the nighttime. The trend of low temperatures is currently expected to continue into next week.
“Although we had several slide-offs and minor crashes, drivers slowed down and maintained safety as they went about their daily activities,” Stanforth said. “We encourage drivers to prepare their vehicles appropriately for inclement weather in case they become disabled or involved in a crash.”
Stay with the Record-Herald for more information as it becomes available on winter weather in Fayette County.
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