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Winter Storm Still Ongoing

But will wrap near midnight
Posted at 8:19 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 20:20:47-05

The President's Day winter storm is ongoing and after the first round of wintry precipitation we saw wrap up earlier, we've been left with some heavier stuff off and on since early afternoon. Just outside your window, you may be seeing some sleet (ice pellets), snow, or even freezing rain. As the storm begins its final stages, we will likely see a quick round of snow where we could pick up another couple of inches on top of the ice or sleet currently on the ground.

The Winter Storm Warning continues for areas north and west of Fayette county until 1 pm Tuesday. The Ice Storm Warning continues for Fayette county and south into southern KY as well as eastern KY until 1 pm Tuesday.

So far, the Lexington Blue Grass airport has picked up just shy of 2 inches of sleet/mix. That bodes well for our forecast of 2" to 5" of sleet/snow accumulation. A good chunk of the state has seen more sleet than anything making roads very slushy and slick still. We aren't finished just yet as there is still some snow on the way, and a few of these showers could come down at a pretty good pace between now and midnight. We will also see an element of wind with what comes through this evening into tonight making the conditions even more harsh.

The bottom line is roads are bad and you need to stay at home if at all possible. Road crews need the space to get the roads treated and high traffic will make that much more difficult. Power outages are still a concern due to the fact that some locations will see ice on top of ice leftover from last week. All of the precipitation should be wrapping up quickly after midnight with only a chance for lingering snow flurries into Tuesday.