Weather forecast for New Years could be worse

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Meteorologists say winter mix is possible

Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Louisville say that although Shelby County is under a winter weather advisory, they don’t foresee much in the way of inclimate weather.

Meteorologist Robert Szappanos said on New Year’s Eve that a wintery mix could come through the area, with a little of the same for New Year’s Day.

“We don’t expect much accumulation, maybe a half inch or less,” he said.

The forecast for today, the first day of 2013, is for some light snow or rain, he said.

“We could get some of that about noonish, again with very little or no accumulation,” he said. “We’ll have highs in the mid 30s.”

Szappanos said cautioned that conditions will not that bad, drivers should still be extra careful.

“We’re under a winter weather advisory, so there could be slick spots,” he said. “It all depends on how they treat the roads.”

Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said he would monitoring the weather all night New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day and is ready for anything that may spring up.

“I am out and about right now [Monday] and I have been checking the temperature of the roadways, and it is between 37 and 38 degrees and the air temperature is from 36 to 37 degrees, so everything is fine,” he said. “At this point, things are going well, and I will continue to monitor the weather and have crews standing for whatever comes our way.”

Szappanos said the record low for Shelbyville was 3 degrees below zero, set in 1880.