Update 4:20 p.m.: Preparations
The Louisville area is preparing Friday afternoon for more winter weather.
As much as four inches of snow are possible in Louisville on Friday night into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Snow, sleet, freezing rain are forecast for Saturday morning.
Rain is forecast to follow Saturday afternoon.
Road crews in Indiana and Kentucky are preparing for snow and ice, but officials are also warning that rain this weekend plus snow and slush already on roadways could lead to standing water issues.
In Louisville, the Metropolitan Sewer District has asked residents to help clean catch basins that may be clogged with snow, if it can be done safely. MSD crews have prioritized those catch basins and is working to clean out the ones most likely to lead to flooding issues, MSD’s Greg Heitzman said at a Friday news conference.
The winter weather forecast has also led Jefferson County Public Schools to call off weekend arts activities and sports, Superintendent Donna Hargens said.
Earlier: After reaching subzero temperatures early Friday, the Louisville area is expected to warm up (relatively) to the mid-20s in the afternoon. But the week of rough winter weather isn’t close to being finished.
Louisville and the surrounding area may get as much as three inches of snow and sleet Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Freezing rain is possible during the day on Saturday, and then rain.
The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of flooding Saturday and Sunday.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews had planned to spend Friday cleaning out drains on Interstate 65 in Louisville in anticipation of flooding issues caused by the melting snow. But the cold and winter weather forecast has led those crews to instead prepare for salting and plowing again, a spokeswoman said in a statement to media.
The Louisville area will be under a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.