Forecasters predict light snow this afternoon, changing to a mixture of sleet and eventually freezing rain late tonight and early tomorrow morning. We could see up to one quarter of an inch of freezing rain with higher amounts possible. Sleet and snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will also be possible before the onset of freezing rain.
“We had several locations that got anywhere between two and three inches of rain just in that 24 hour period alone, ” said Ryan Sharp, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Louisville office.
The same system also swept across Indiana, leaving some 60,000 utility customers without power, inlcuding 40,000 Duke Energy customers in central and southern Indiana.
A Tornado Watch is in effect until 4pm today. High winds will continue throughout the day, and forecasters say storms later this morning and afternoon could be severe, with higher gusts and isolated tornadoes.
After the hottest summer on record, forecasters say Louisville’s temperatures will likely stay above normal for much of September.
The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an excessive heat warning, in effect until 9pm tonight. Forecasters say today’s high will range from 96 to 101. Combined with high humidity, this will result in a heat index from 106 to 111 degrees.
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