Owsley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Watch
Statement as of 7:08 PM EDT on October 31, 2014

...Freeze watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning...

A freeze watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning.

* Temperatures...widespread sub-freezing temperatures are expected on Saturday night...with lows bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s.

* Timing...temperatures will fall below freezing after midnight on Saturday night and remain below freezing until mid morning Sunday morning.

* Impacts...most crops and other sensitive vegetation will likely get killed across all of eastern Kentucky late Saturday night into Sunday morning...effectively ending the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:42 PM EDT on October 31, 2014

...Shot of winter weather tonight into Saturday morning... ...Freeze watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning...

A strong cold front has ushered colder air into the commonwealth. An upper level low will bring wintry precipitation through Saturday. Temperatures will continue to drop overnight...and rain or a mix of rain and snow will gradually transition to all snow. The changeover to all snow will occur first at elevations of 1000 feet and above... and the latest in the deeper valleys. The snow will gradually wind down and end a touch of drizzle or light rain by late Saturday afternoon.

Most of the snow accumulations will reside on grassy and elevated surfaces due to warm ground temperatures. Accumulations of an inch or less are anticipated by dawn across the Bluegrass region...and portions of northeast and south central Kentucky...but due to the warm ground temperatures...expect most of this snow to melt fairly quickly on Saturday morning.

In addition...sub-freezing temperatures are expected Saturday and Sunday night. A freeze may occur in the I-75 corridor Saturday night...with a hard freeze and widespread frost expected area-wide Sunday night. Those with sensitive plants will need to take action to protect them through the weekend.