UPDATE: Freeze Warning and Snow Chances

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Freeze Watch updated to a Freeze Warning for the entire WBKO viewing area through Sunday morning. A hard, killing freeze is now likely.
Freeze Watch updated to a Freeze Warning for the entire WBKO viewing area through Sunday morning. A hard, killing freeze is now likely.

What once was a Freeze Watch has now become a Freeze Warning for the entire WBKO viewing area beginning tonight and running through Sunday morning. While clouds and light precipitation will keep a hard freeze from settling in tonight, a killing freeze is likely early Sunday morning as skies clear and temperatures fall into the mid to upper 20s. This will put an end to the growing season.

Our in-house computer guidance suggests some minor snow accumulations with higher elevation east of the I-65 corridor tonight - mainly wet, slushy snow that may accumulate on grassy areas.
Our in-house computer guidance suggests some minor snow accumulations with higher elevation east of the I-65 corridor tonight – mainly wet, slushy snow that may accumulate on grassy areas.

Snow chances have come up a bit but with a warm ground and surfaces, mainly grassy areas east of I-65 could see minor snow accumulation late tonight. Better snow chances will be found along and east of I-75 in the higher elevations of east-central and eastern Kentucky.

Time to Fall Back, Hard Freeze on the Way

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FREEZE WARNING

FREEZE WATCH

FREEZE WARNING for Christian, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, McLean, and Todd Cos. for the weekend. FREEZE WATCH for the rest of the WBKO viewing area Friday night/Saturday morning through Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sub-freezing temperatures likely both nights with a hard freeze Sunday morning.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Chilly with scattered rain showers.
6am: Scattered Showers 46°
8am: Scattered Showers 46°
10am: Mainly Cloudy 49°

A CHILLING HALLOWEEN!
A “clipper” system sends a sharp cold front through our area today. This system will bring us a mostly cloudy day along with scattered showers that will hang around into trick-or-treat time this evening. Blustery northwest winds – gusting 20-30 mph at times – will add a chill to the air as temperatures tumble from a midday high in the low 50s to the upper 30s early this evening. As colder dives in tonight, moisture wrapping around a low pressure to our east may result in rain showers mixing with or changing over to some wet snow (no significant accumulation expected). The best chance for seeing snowflakes will be east of Bowling Green through early Saturday morning. Lows Friday night will likely dip a bit below freezing for the first time this season.

A CHILLY WEEKEND:
Saturday will feature temperatures running as much as 15-20 degrees below average for the first day of November! Afternoon readings probably won’t climb beyond the 40s. That sets us up for will be the first hard freeze of the season Sunday, with temperatures bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s under mainly clear skies. We’ll see readings moderate a bit with lots of sunshine Sunday afternoon.

Don’t forget: This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time! Set your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

NEXT WEEK:
Monday looks dry before a decent chance for showers arrives on Election Day night into Wednesday. Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s through the period.

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TODAY:
Blustery and Colder with Scattered Showers…Midday High 53, Temps Falling through the 40s, winds NW 17, gusts to 30
Precip. Ch. 60% – Rain Amount 0.10″

TONIGHT:
Chance of Rain and Snow Showers…Low 32, winds NW 14-28
Precip. Ch. 30% – Rain Amount 0.05″

SATURDAY:
Becoming Mostly Sunny, Quite Chilly…High 48, Low 27, winds N-9
Hard Freeze Likely

SUNDAY:
Sunny and Warmer…High 55, Low 36, winds E-5