Winter weather advisory has been issued

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By The Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook for south central Kentucky, including Marion County.

The winter weather advisory is in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, snow will start accumulating in south central Kentucky this evening. Two to four inches of snowfall is anticipated with higher accumulation possible.

This may cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads with limited visibility.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 50 percent chance of snowfall after 10 a.m. Cloudy conditions with a high around 27 degrees with winds up to 10 miles per hour from the east are predicted.

Tonight, temperatures will drop to around 20 degrees, although wind chill values could drop as low as 7 degrees.The chance of snow is 90 percent, and winds of 10-14 miles per hour are expected from the northeast. More snow is likely before 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

By Saturday evening, temperatures could drop as low as 12 degrees, with wind chill values around 3 degrees, the NWS is forecasting.

Inter-County Energy is reminding customers that they can call 1-888-266-7322 or 236-4561 to report outages 24 hours a day.

Kentucky Utilities customers can report outages by calling 1-800-981-0600 at any time.