Rain Forecast Requires Extra Caution For Motorists
By WestKyStar Staff
WESTERN KY - The National Weather Service indicates about an 60% chance of rain across parts of the region through Tuesday. In addition to the hazards heavy rain and high winds within thunderstorms can create for motorists, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds you there are other hazards that are not so obvious.
During a long period of dry weather, oil and other residue builds up on roadways. During the first several hours of rainfall this residue floats to the driving surface and creates slick driving conditions.
When it rains hard enough to require the use of windshield wipers Kentucky motorists are required to turn on their headlights to improve visibility. In fact, driving with your headlights on all the time reduces your likelihood of being involved in a crash by about a third. As some welcomed relief from dry weather rolls through the region, please slow down, buckle up, and drive with caution to arrive home safe.