Weather

County,
Freeze Watch issued October 30 at 10:52AM CDT until November 02 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 10:52 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Expires: 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

...FIRST WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES OF THE SEASON EXPECTED
THIS WEEKEND...
.COLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING IN MUCH COLDER AIR INTO
THE QUAD STATE REGION BEHIND A COLD FRONT ON FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER
AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA UNDER BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS. AS THE
WIND DIMINISH AND SKIES CLEAR OUT...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE
FOR FREEZING TEMPERATURES LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING...AND AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH
FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN...WINDS WILL LIMIT
FROST DEVELOPMENT FRIDAY NIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY FROST WILL BE
LIKELY BY SUNDAY MORNING.
...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING. THIS WATCH COVERS ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WEST KENTUCKY.
* TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW AT OR BELOW THE FREEZING MARK BY
MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT OVER SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...THEN SPREAD
SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS SATURDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES SATURDAY MORNING WILL RANGE
FROM 26 TO 31 DEGREES.
FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...TEMPERATURES SHOULD DROP BELOW
FREEZING NO LATER THAN 10 PM CDT SATURDAY NIGHT...WITH LOWS
RANGING BETWEEN 26 AND 32 DEGREES.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE ABOVE FREEZING AFTER 9 AM CDT ON
SATURDAY AND 8 AM CST ON SUNDAY.
* IMPACTS WILL BE TWOFOLD. COLD TEMPERATURES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
WILL DAMAGE SENSITIVE PLANTS LEFT UNCOVERED AND LEFT OUTDOORS.
MODERATE TO HEAVY FROST EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WILL
ALSO DAMAGE PLANTS. THE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ESSENTIALLY END
THE OUTDOOR GROWING SEASON.

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