Snow expected in Kentuckiana today - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Snow expected in Kentuckiana today

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Snow in Georgetown, Indiana (source: Dillon Faulkenburg) Snow in Georgetown, Indiana (source: Dillon Faulkenburg)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Snow lovers may finally get their wish today: a wintry mix of snow and rain is expected as temperatures begin falling.

Snow was already falling in parts of southern Indiana by noon, and WDRB's Facebook fans posted pictures of snowy scenes in Georgetown and Marengo; and fans in Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, and Brandenburg reported snow a short time later.

By 1 p.m., light flurries had moved in to downtown Louisville.

Lindsay English, a spokesperson from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office, says there are no plans to brine the roads while temperatures remain above freezing. Otherwise, the rain would just wash it away -- which would be a waste of taxpayer money.

English says officials are monitoring the weather and are prepared to send crews to treat bridges and overpasses when the need arises.

Snow chances will be greater for areas north of the river in southern Indiana, but Metro Louisville could see light to moderate snowfall with up to an inch of accumulation on grassy areas.

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the west to the east we're going to see the rain change to snow just to the north and northwest side of a low pressure front moving through the region.

As for accumulation, Frankfort, Elizabethtown and Campbellsville stand a chance at a covering, while parts of Metro Louisville could possibly see up to an inch. As we move north into Indiana, Dubois County, Lawrence County, Jackson County, and Jennings County may get 1 to 2 inches, while areas near Bloomington, Indianapolis could see as much as 2 to 3 inches.

Light flurries could return after sunset, but no significant accumulation is expected. Temperatures will be dropping to below freezing overnight, so watch out for slick spots on the roads.

With temperatures expected to be in the 40s and 50s for the rest of the week, this could be the last chance for snow in Metro Louisville for the rest of the year.

[WDRB Weather Blog]

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