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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning Friday morning

  • The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., has issued a freeze warning which is in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday.
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  • FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAYTHE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A FREEZEWARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT FRIDAY. THEFREEZE WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.* HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN WITH A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO DROP TO BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. A WIDESPREAD FROST WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE FREEZE.* PLANT LIFE WILL EXPERIENCE FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL HOURS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. PROVIDED SKIES CLEAR AND WINDS DIMINISH...A WIDESPREAD FROST WILL ALSO OCCUR. THIS WILL EFFECTIVELY HALT ANY MINOR LATE FALL PLANT GROWTH AND COULD PERHAPS BE A KILLING FREEZE FOR SOME LOCALES IF TEMPERATURES DROP LOW ENOUGH OR LAST LONG ENOUGH.* THURSDAY NIGHT LOWS ARE FORECAST IN THE MID 20S ACROSS THE NORTH...ESPECIALLY FROM THE HIGHLANDS OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI... TOWARD THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. LOWS FROM THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 ARE ANTICIPATED ALONG THE LOWER OHIO RIVER VALLEY AND INTO AND ACROSS NEIGHBORING ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTHWEST INDIANA...WESTERN KENTUCKY...FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...AND THE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI FLAT LANDS.* FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH ANOTHER WIDESPREAD FROST LIKELY...ESPECIALLY OVER WESTERN KENTUCKY.* LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 20S ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA WILL LIKELY YIELD A KILLING FREEZE FOR THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT ORHIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHERSENSITIVE VEGETATION.
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