Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

January 24, 2013

11:15 MORNING UPDATE: Winter weather advisory issued

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — 3:37 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Monroe County schools will be closed on Friday do to impending weather and for the Class A  basketball tournament.

The Cumberland Parkway, which stretches from Interstate 65 in the west to Somerset in the east, is predicted to be the cutoff point for a wintry mix forecast to hit Kentucky tonight.

"Light icing may occur in southern Kentucky, especially along and north of the Cumberland Parkway," a statement from the National Weather Service warns.

Snow is predicted further north, particularly in the Bluegrass area of the state.

"The most widespread precipitation with the coldest surface temperatures should occur between 6 and 10 a.m. Friday. As a result, the morning commute to work and school will likely be adversely affected," the service advises.

Locally, trucks began spreading brine this morning on major roadways. The temperature today is forecast to not crest 30 degrees.

As the effects of the coming winter weather are more clear, the information on possible school closings and other issues will be reported.