Freeze Warning  Statement as of 10:34 am CDT on October 31, 2014/

... Freeze warning in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 10 am EDT
/9 am CDT/ Saturday...
... Freeze warning in effect from 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ Saturday
to 9 am EST /8 am CST/ Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a freeze
warning... which is in effect from 5 am EDT /4 am CDT/ to 10 am
EDT /9 am CDT/ Saturday. A freeze warning has also been issued
from 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ Saturday to 9 am EST /8 am CST/
Sunday. The freeze watches are no longer in effect.

* Temperatures... readings will fall to around the freezing mark
Saturday morning. Colder readings are expected Sunday morning
as The Heart of a much colder airmass moves across the Ohio
Valley. Expect temperatures to drop into the 20s for many

* Timing... breezy conditions tonight will keep readings from
falling too fast. Freezing temperatures should begin a few hours
before daybreak and continue past sunrise. Calmer conditions
Saturday night will mean a quicker drop in temperatures... with
some locations reaching the freezing mark late Saturday evening.

* Impacts... the freezing temperatures this weekend should bring
an effective end to the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.


 Special Statement  Statement as of 11:23 am CDT on October 31, 2014/

... First snow of the winter season expected for much of the area
tonight and early Saturday morning...

A strong weather disturbance will drop southward out of Canada
and down through the Ohio Valley later today and tonight. This
feature will bring widespread rain showers and windy conditions to
the area. Northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 30 to 35
mph will be possible this afternoon and tonight. Much colder air
will filter into the region tonight resulting in the rain showers
changing over to snow showers before diminishing late tonight. Some
bands of moderate snow may develop over portions of central
Kentucky. While this snow will be fighting relatively warm ground
temperatures... an inch or less of slushy snow on grass and elevated
surfaces will be possible in areas east of a line from Frankfort
to Albany Kentucky. In areas out toward I-65 and points
west... little... if any... snow accumulation is expected.

With temperatures falling into the 30s tonight and winds gusting
into the 25 to 30 mph range... wind chill readings will make it
feel like it is in the 20s this evening.

Stay tuned to NOAA all hazards weather radio and your local media
for the latest on this winter weather situation.

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