Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday into Saturday

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A fog advisory was issued about 3 a.m. Friday and was in effect until 9 a.m. Fog was thick in spots, slowing the morning commute. While all eyes are on the storm, we remind you of the flood potential. This will collide with cold air rushing in from the north through the day that will create a batch of sleet and freezing rain across much of ME with snow further north. A wintry mix of light freezing rain, sleet, and snow is expected behind the cold front.

As this system moves over the area, be prepared for hard travel conditions and slick roads, especially into Friday morning!

Across this area, ice accumulations will generally be less than a tenth of an inch, followed by snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches.

We could see some ice accumulation and from 7 to 14 inches of snow by the time it's over.

An AccuWeather projection shows a high of 24 with a low of zero for today, as snow tapers off with north-northwest winds gusting 19 miles per hour. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 49 by 5 a.m.

Thursday night: Rain, freezing rain and sleet before 4 a.m.; then sleet, possibly mixed with snow between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.; then snow after 5 a.m.

It's expected to get down to a low of 3 degrees Saturday night. Plan on hard travel conditions.

By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be up to 35 to 40 degrees colder than Friday afternoon, hovering between 30 and 35.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Temperatures will drop into the 20s tonight and may not budge much during the day on Saturday, with highs in north Alabama only rising into the low 30s.

A brief period of sleet and snow mix at the tail end of the rain is possible.

Updated National Weather Service snow projections for Central Kentucky as of the latest available at 11:44 a.m. Thursday. Snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour during that time, making travel hazardous. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

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