4″-10″ Of Snow Forecast; Schools May Dismiss Early

Posted On March 04, 2015

By Mike Perleberg


A scene similar to this one in Rising Sun last November may return Wednesday with up to 10″ inches of snow expected for parts of the tri-state. File photo.

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – It’s not a matter of if the snow will fall, but when.

Rain is coming down Wednesday morning, but as temperatures fall throughout the day record snowfall is expected across the Tri-State.

The National Weather Service says a Winter Storm Warning will take effect at noon Wednesday, with four to ten inches of snow possible. Higher amounts are likely in the southern portions of the Eagle 99.3 listening area. Forecasters do not expect the snow to let up until late Thursday morning.

A number of northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio school districts made a pre-emptive decision to close Wednesday.

If your child’s school district has not issued a closing for today, you might expect a call for an early dismissal. Southwest Local Schools will start on time Wednesday morning, but Superintendent Chris Brown has ordered a 2 ½ hour early dismissal across the district Wednesday afternoon.


Meanwhile, there is still a Flood Watch is in effect until 2:00 p.m. for much of the tri-state. Up to a half-inch of rain could fall before the snow begins Wednesday.

The region will be in sub-freezing temperatures again as the snow gets deeper. Wednesday’s high of 34 will give way to an overnight low of 14, followed by a high of 22 Thursday and dropping to near-zero overnight into Friday.

The Ripley County Highway Department is issuing residents a reminder that its plow drivers are not responsible for any damage to mailboxes during snow removal operations.

Many Wednesday afternoon and evening activities are likely to be canceled or postponed. You can find a list of closings and cancellations here.