Snow not projected, but possible Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 4, 2009

While forecasters are only calling for rain right now, the possibility of snow could become reality this weekend.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Linhares said that right now the forecast is calling for all rain to the Pike County area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Still, Linhares said Pike County is pretty close to the area where the wintry mix of rain and snow is expected.

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“Troy is pretty close to the area where it changes from rain to snow,” Linhares said.

Linhares said local residents should keep a close watch on what the weather is doing since the county is so close to the area expecting snow.

“You could have a forecast of all rain, but it could turn into a couple of inches of snow,” Linhares said. “Watch the situation for any kind of changes.”

Friday into Saturday residents can expect lows around 37 and highs around 47.

Pike County EMA Director Larry Davis said right now the county looks to be in the clear.

Still, he cautions residents to be prepared for the worst.

“With the weather you can never tell,” Davis said. “The best thing you can do is be prepared. Should be have accumulation, we are certainly going to have some power outages.”

Davis said residents should be able to keep themselves warm, get batteries and flashlights to have lights.

“Do common sense things should we lose our electricity and be without power and heat,” Davis said.

“Be sure to check on the elderly and people with disabilities.”