UPDATE: Entire Tri-State Now Under Winter Storm Warning
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 11:49 a.m.:
The National Weather Service has expanded the Winter Storm Warning to include the entire tri-state. The warning will be in effect until 2:00 a.m. Saturday.
Snow will start Friday afternoon and continue overnight. By Saturday morning, there could be three to five inches of accumulation, with the most snowfall to the southern portion of the Eagle 99.3 listening area, such as Switzerland and Gallatin counties.
Be warned. The snow is expected to have an impact on Friday evening’s commute.
Update posted at 10:41 a.m.:
Southern portions of the Eagle 99.3 listening area have been escalated to a Winter Storm Warning Friday into Saturday.
Ohio and Switzerland counties in Indiana, as well as Boone, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant, and all other counties in northern Kentucky have been placed on the Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations in those counties is expected to be between three and five inches by Saturday morning.
Rising Sun-Ohio County Schools and Switzerland County Schools announced just after 10:00 a.m. that they will be dismissing students early at 1:00 p.m. Friday. Many schools in northern Kentucky had foregone school at all on Friday.
The snow is expected to be the heaviest Friday afternoon into the evening.
The rest of the tri-state remains on a less severe Winter Weather Advisory, with two to four inches of snow accumulation expected.
Original story posted at 7:46 a.m.:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Another round of winter weather moves in on the tri-state Friday afternoon.
The National Weather Service says snowfall will start at around 1:00 p.m. and taper off later Friday evening. Accumulations between two and four inches are expected, with the heaviest amounts along and south of the Ohio River.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire tri-state from 10:00 a.m. Friday until 2:00 a.m. Saturday.
With the anticipated clipper, many northern Kentucky schools opted to close for the day Friday. Those districts included Boone County Schools, Gallatin County Schools, Grant County Schools and Walton-Verona Schools.
Eagle 99.3 will track any weather closures, cancellations, or early dismissals Friday. You’ll find them listed on our Closings and Delays page.
Ahead of the storm, the Indiana Department of Transportation is prepared to dispatch salt and plow trucks to patrol state and interstate highways overnight into Saturday. With the heaviest snow expected in the INDOT Seymour district’s southern portion, drivers will work from garages at Sellersburg, Corydon, Madison, Salem and Scottsburg.
INDOT says highways were pre-treated with brine earlier this week at bridge and ramp locations.