Find your ice scraper, gloves, and winter coat:
It was an overall cool yet tolerable week of weather. This weekend will be the big transition. Just think of all the mild weather we had in September and October, and hold on to that!
If you have any potted plants still outside, bring ‘em in. As for hydrangeas and hostas, I love ‘em too, but the growing season is over with — no point in covering those.
Temperatures Friday night will drop to about 35. If you’re in a low-lying area, or if the sky doesn’t stay as cloudy where you live, you’ll be right up on the freezing mark by daybreak. Like last night, winds will gust to around 30 miles an hour from the west again tonight.
It ought to stay cloudy into Saturday morning before clouds part and make way for sun later in the day. Saturday afternoon won’t exactly be a sauna. Temperatures will settle into the 40-to-45-degree zone.
Wow, that was a quick autumn!
I hope you didn’t blink! Saturday night is the dagger. Temperatures will go to the freezing mark by 11:00pm or midnight and fall some more to around 26 degrees by 6:00am or 7:00am. That’s a hard freeze, so that’s why you’re seeing the freeze warnings put out by The National Weather Service. In the fall, you usually just see one of those. (You often see them a time or two in the spring too after foliage has already returned!) This is pretty late for our fall freeze. We often see it in early or mid October. We were spoiled.
Also, Saturday night will be clear with a nearly calm wind, so we’ll have a pretty big frost into Sunday morning — quite possibly more impressive than the frost in the feature photo.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with a light wind coming in from the southwest. Hopefully, it’s enough to put us into the lower 50s. Enjoy the weekend! I don’t see any major weather system coming down the pike at us.