Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Winter storm on the way
A Winter Storm Watch begins this afternoon. After just a one day respite from the snow and ice. Byron says precipitation will rapidly overspread the area as a surface low winds up and advances for the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys. A winter mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet is likely later today. With this system on a northerly course, rain will be likely over most of western Kentucky. Areas north of the White River, 3-5" of snow will be possible. Temperatures will nosedive later in the week with a return of single-digit lows and highs in the teens. Byron will have the timeline on Sunrise.
The EVSC is advising parents there could be early dismissal today. Parents got an alert Monday night asking them to talk to their kids about what to do if school is dismissed early. Erin will be live with the latest on contingency plans for the school system in the event the weather gets dicey this afternoon.
Western Kentucky roads
Many schools in western Kentucky are closed again this morning after some heavier snow totals Monday. Emily will be live in Owensboro with the latest on how roads are shaping up, and at how officials are preparing for the possibility of another winter storm later today.
East coast snow
The east coast is also digging out from another winter storm, and more is on the way later this week for them as well.
Farm bill vote
A smaller cut in the food stamp program and changes in direct farm subsidies are part of a massive, five-year farm bill expected to get final approval in the Senate today. The $100 billion a year compromise passed the House last week after years of delays.
Olympic Winter Games
And the countdown continues toward the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. We'll have the latest on Sunrise.
So stay safe and warm, and we'll see you on Sunrise.