Bell Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Freeze Watch, Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 11:15 AM EDT on October 31, 2014

...Freeze watch remains in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning... ...Freeze watch is cancelled for tonight...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has cancelled the freeze watch for tonight. 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.

1106 am EDT Fri Oct 31 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Saturday...

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM EDT Saturday.

* Timing...rain will change to snow between 8 PM and midnight tonight at elevations of 1000 feet and above. The snow level will descend to the valleys between midnight tonight and dawn Saturday morning. The snow is expected to change back to rain in the valleys on Saturday morning...but remain as mostly snow at elevations of 1000 feet and above through early on Saturday afternoon.

* Accumulations...up to an inch in the valleys...and one to three inches at elevations from 1000 to 2500 feet. Above 2500 feet...three to as much as seven inches are possible.

* Impacts...roadways...especially those along ridge-tops and crossing the higher passes above 1000 feet...may become snow covered... slushy or slick...resulting in hazardous travel. Visibilities may be reduced at times to one half of a mile or less during periods of heavier snow and on the ridge-tops. An isolated power outage may also occur...as downed trees will be possible due to the snow accumulating on foliage still left on many trees.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.