Ky. prepared for coldest temperatures in 2 decades

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rain and winds were expected to precede extreme cold and snow as Kentucky prepared for the strongest winter storm the state has seen in two decades.

While the worst of the weather wasn't expected until Sunday afternoon, National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Spaeth in Paducah says once it arrives, one to three inches of snow and temperatures below zero were expected throughout the day and into Monday.

Spaeth says the cold blast is expected to last through Monday, with wind chills in the -15 to -20 range for parts of the state.

The initial forecast for Kentucky called for more than 4 inches of snow, but that has been scaled back to 1-to-3 inches. Spaeth says the snow will move through quickly with cold air settling in behind it.

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