Severe Weather Alerts - Columbia, KY
Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement in effect until 3:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...Major Winter Storm this weekend...
A potent cold front and upper level jet stream will combine to
produce a wild weekend of weather. Rain will come in late Friday
night...and increase in intensity on Saturday. Expect Rainfall
amounts of 1 to 2 inches with southern Kentucky possibly getting
up to 3 inches. This will cause streams and creeks to rise along
with rivers, especially the Green River and Rough Rivers.
On Saturday evening....temperatures will plummet some 20 to 30
degrees as an arctic cold front plows through. There will be a
brief period of a wintry mix of sleet...freezing rain and snow.
Next comes a period of snow and very strong northwesterly winds
for the overnight hours.
There is uncertainty on the exact track of the surface low, thus
the exact snow amounts are unclear. Data suggests a 1 to 2 inch
snowfall across the northern half of the area Saturday night into
early Sunday morning.
Temperatures and especially wind chills will plummet with winds of
20 to 30 mph Saturday night into Sunday morning. Wind Chills will
be single digits Sunday morning and near 0 Monday morning.
Try to avoid going outdoors overnight Saturday through early
Sunday morning due to bitterly cold temperatures. There is a good
chance of a flash freeze Saturday night.
Stay up to date of the latest forecasts as details are likely to
change leading up to the event.