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First widespread frost Friday night

The first widespread frost of the season is expected Friday night.

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 6:03 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2019 6:05 PM

A dramatic shift in the weather has taken place this week - literally turning from summer to mid fall in 24 hours. Our high of 85 degrees on Monday set the record for warmest October 1st. A powerful cold front followed, bringing temperatures into the 60s yesterday. Highs today have only climbed into the upper 40s with a cold, steady rain.

The weather will stay chilly as we head into Thursday night and Friday. Cloudy skies early Friday give way to some sunshine. Highs are only expected to climb into the low 50s. Breezy conditions will make it feel chilly throughout the day. Clear skies tomorrow night combined with light winds will bring a widespread frost to the region. Most areas are expected to fall into the upper 20s to low 30s.

When temperatures fall to or below freezing, the growing season comes to an end.  Frost also accelerates the foliage process, causing leaves to change color quickly.  When temperatures fall into the 20s, a hard freeze occurs.  To prevent damage to sensitive plants, cover them before the frost.  

The weather does warm up again heading into the weekend.  High temperatures climb back to the 60s - seasonable for this time of year!

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