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Louisville Area Expected to Get Winter Weather Mess Starting Sunday


For our updates on Sunday, go here.The Louisville area is facing a messy next couple of days.Freezing rain and as much as six inches of snow are forecast for the Louisville area through early Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service said in anafternoon update.The freezing rain is expected to begin early Sunday morning in southern Indiana and move southeast through the day, the weather service said. After a period of sleet, snowfall is expected to begin Sunday evening.

The weather service said it expects the freezing rain to reach Louisville sometime between mid-morning to mid-afternoon Sunday, with snow starting Sunday night. It would end in the middle or later part of Monday morning.Louisville and surrounding areas will be under a winter storm warning from 10 a.m. Sunday to 1 p.m. Monday.The weather service is warning of treacherous roads and the potential for tree damage and downed electrical lines. From the weather service's 1:30 p.m. update: Widespread impacts will occur, with potential for substantial tree damage and downed power lines • Road conditions will be treacherous with some roads impassable possibly into Tuesday – Have an emergency kit of blankets, food, water, and flashlights if you must travel • Power outages are likely, possibly widespread – Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove – Have adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm – Make sure not to use generators inside  Louisville Metro Public Works said via Twitter that it's monitoring the weather and is ready to respond. The Indiana Department of Transportation said it's also monitoring and has begun pre-treating roads with salt brine.We'll provide updates as they become available.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.