I was watching Eyewitness News meteorologist Ron Rhodes this morning and he was talking about windshield wipers. And here's why:

On Saturday night, we are expecting a "flash freeze" in Owensboro and the tri-state and Ron suggested we life our wipers so they don't fuse to our windshields.

I think I saw this scene in The Day After Tomorrow.

Anyway, he warned that, on Saturday night, the temperature is expected to drop about 25 degrees in an hour's time.

So, boom, just like that, car-sicles and leaf-sicles and whatever's-outside-and-can-be-considered-susceptible-sicles.

I have to admit, if it happens fast enough to actually SEE the freezing, that will be very interesting and camera-worthy.

Here's what the National Weather Service is saying right now about Saturday afternoon into Saturday night:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
510 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

ILZ075>078-080>094-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ001>022-MOZ076-086-087-
100-107>112-114-172130-
JEFFERSON-WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-PERRY IL-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
WHITE-JACKSON-WILLIAMSON-SALINE-GALLATIN-UNION-JOHNSON-POPE-
HARDIN-ALEXANDER-PULASKI-MASSAC-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-
WARRICK-SPENCER-FULTON-HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-
LIVINGSTON-MARSHALL-CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-
UNION KY-WEBSTER-HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-
MUHLENBERG-TODD-PERRY MO-BOLLINGER-CAPE GIRARDEAU-WAYNE MO-CARTER-
RIPLEY-BUTLER-STODDARD-SCOTT-MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MOUNT VERNON, FAIRFIELD, ALBION,
MOUNT CARMEL, PINCKNEYVILLE, WEST FRANKFORT, MCLEANSBORO, CARMI,
CARBONDALE, MURPHYSBORO, HERRIN, HARRISBURG, SHAWNEETOWN,
JONESBORO, VIENNA, GOLCONDA, ELIZABETHTOWN, CAIRO, MOUND CITY,
METROPOLIS, FORT BRANCH, PETERSBURG, POSEYVILLE, EVANSVILLE,
BOONVILLE, ROCKPORT, HICKMAN, CLINTON, BARDWELL, WICKLIFFE,
PADUCAH, MAYFIELD, SMITHLAND, BENTON, MURRAY, MARION, EDDYVILLE,
CADIZ, PRINCETON, MORGANFIELD, DIXON, MADISONVILLE, HOPKINSVILLE,
HENDERSON, OWENSBORO, CALHOUN, GREENVILLE, ELKTON, PERRYVILLE,
MARBLE HILL, CAPE GIRARDEAU, JACKSON, PIEDMONT, VAN BUREN,
DONIPHAN, POPLAR BLUFF, BLOOMFIELD, SIKESTON, CHARLESTON,
AND NEW MADRID
510 AM CST Thu Jan 17 2019

...CONFIDENCE BEGINNING TO INCREASE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS
IN SOME AREAS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT...

A very potent storm system is expected to move east into the
region on Saturday. After a dose of moderate rains and even a few
thunderstorms late Friday night into the day Saturday, much colder
air will rush into the region from northwest to southeast Saturday
afternoon and evening.

Rain is expected to change over to snow during the afternoon over
portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, then farther
southeast along the Ohio River during the early evening hours.
Though it is still to early to pinpoint exact amounts, there is
now increasing confidence in the potential for at least some
accumulating snows, especially over portions of southeast
Missouri, and in locations along and north of the Ohio River.

Blustery north winds Saturday night could lead to some blowing
snow, and will drive temperatures down into the teens and 20s. In
addition, wind chill values by Sunday morning are expected to
reach the single digits and lower teens in many areas.

Bundle up. We're looking at a VERY cold weekend.

And you could also look at this way...if necessary, you'll suddenly have one GREAT BIG extra freezer available.