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Hazardous weather in forecast for next several days

Snow Thursday 190206

Press Staff Report

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. today (Thursday) and a hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Floyd County through next Tuesday as windy, snowy, icy winter conditions persist.

The National Weather Service said that freezing drizzle would mix with sleet Thursday morning, transitioning to snow and continuing into Thursday afternoon, with one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of ice possible, followed by 2 to 4 inches of snow that could be falling heavily at times.

Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause drifting and visibility problems, and along with ice from Wednesday night and snow Thursday will create hazardous travel. Areas to the north and to the east could get 3 to 9 inches of new snow.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” NWS said. “Use caution while driving.”

Continued high winds combined with low temperatures will drive the wind chill back down into dangerous areas Friday night and Saturday morning, with wind chills ranging from minus 15 to minus 35.

More snow is forecast for Sunday through Tuesday, although it remains too early to predict amounts and more precise locations, the weather service said.