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Wintry conditions, including sleet, freezing rain and snow, are expected today across Kentucky.

LaRue County Schools are closed today.

The National Weather Service has issued watches and warnings to alert residents of hazardous conditions related to a storm that has plagued much of the country.

Forecasters expect Hardin and LaRue counties to experience rain switching over to sleet and freezing rain today as temperatures slip below 32 degrees as the morning progresses. Total accumulation, including snow later today, is expected to be an inch or so.

Areas north and west of here, including Louisville and southern Indiana, will receive greater amounts of snow and ice, according to the forecasts.

Today's weather is the first of two bands. Another round of snow is expected to reach the area Sunday and it also could be accompanied by icy conditions.

Residents are advised to take precautions in the event of weather-related power outages. Also, motorists should expect travel delays and slick conditions throughout the area.