The National Weather Service continues to call for wintry precipitation Thursday night and early Friday morning, but the accumulation amounts are expected to be light.
Paducah Office Senior Meteorologist Chris Noles says the latest forecast models are depicting lower amounts of frozen precipitation than they were a couple of days ago.
Even so, Noles says one need not look any farther than last week to remember how only a small amount of frozen precipitation can cause traffic problems.
The official forecast calls for up to an inch of snow and sleet in the southern Pennyrile, but Noles says it will be a travel impact event first and foremost.
Stay tuned to the WHOP Family of Stations, our website and our Facebook page for the latest on this developing winter weather situation.
At least one local house fire has been attributed to a wall heater this winter and thousands across the country have begun with the misuse of space heaters, but there are some simple tips to follow to avoid becoming the next statistic.
Hopkinsville Fire Marshal Cecelia Cloos says never place a space heater near anything that’s flammable and be careful where you plug it in.
Inspector Cloos says many old wall heaters that are no longer used still have functioning thermostats and that can cause a danger if they aren’t completely shut off.
Residents are also reminded to turn off space heaters when leaving and to never store flammable or combustible liquids in the same room as a space heater.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it will be prepared for any winter weather that comes our way.
A news release from Highway Department Spokesperson Keith Todd says crews plan to pre-treat area highways for a threat of winter weather Thursday night and Friday morning.
Pre-treating involves spraying a brine solution on roadways that dries to leave a fine powder of salt. The substance works to melt the frozen precipitation as it makes contact with the roadway.
Todd says temperatures have to be above 22 degrees for the pre-treating to work and that pre-treating isn’t effective when rain falls before snow or ice. Those parameters should be able to be met for the upcoming event.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man Tuesday who is accused of assaulting and threatening a pregnant woman earlier this month.
Served with an arrest warrant on fourth degree assault and terroristic threatening charges was 37-year old Antawn Nance of West 13th Street, Hopkinsville. The warrant served by Lieutenant Wade Connell alleges that Nance grabbed a female from behind on January 7th and began to choke her.
The victim broke away and ran outside, where Nance allegedly threw her against a car and assaulted her again—saying he was going to make her miscarry. Nance is also accused of threatening to kill the victim.
Nance was lodged in the Christian County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Christian County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a burglary at a Greenville Road residence from last week.
James Williams told Deputy Jeremy Dragoo that he returned home at 7070 Greenville Road last Thursday to find his back door kicked in and over three thousand dollars worth of property stolen including a flat screen television and a laptop computer.
A suspect is listed on the report and the investigation continues.