Metro-East News

Tumbling temperatures and frost this weekend

Don’t forget to bring in or cover your plants Friday and Saturday nights.

The metro-east is likely to see frost for the first time this fall with temperatures reaching down into the mid 30s overnight.

“We’re looking at a frost advisory from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday morning,” National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Kelly said. “So you’ll definitely want to bring tender vegetation indoors or cover it.”

Kelly said clear skies and a northwest breeze will help push the low temperature to just above the freezing mark.

“There will be a little bit of wind, not too bad,” Kelly said. “But when you have clear skies, it tends to really cool off.”

Temperatures took a dramatic turn Friday with a high of only 62 during the daytime, according to the National Weather Service. That’s 19 degrees cooler than the peak temperature of 81 the day before.

The high temperature will reach only 58 Saturday under sunny skies. Then frost is expected again when the temperature will be near freezing as Saturday night turns into Sunday morning.

The best chance for frost is between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m.

The low is expected to be 34.

The high Sunday will be 62 with sunny skies.

Sunday night it will be mostly clear with a low of 44.

“After Sunday we should get a break for at least a couple of days,” Kelly said. “We’re looking at a pretty decent rebound, but I wouldn’t count on that lasting for very long.”

On Monday, the high is expected to reach 72 under sunny skies with an overnight low of 50. On Tuesday, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 58. On Wednesday, the high will reach 75 with mostly sunny skies and a low of 53.

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