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First freeze potential heading into the weekend

NOW: First freeze potential heading into the weekend

After a cold front moves through early Thursday, we'll see those highs and lows drop, making for a downright cold morning come early Saturday the 26th. Widespread frost is looking likely for everyone outside of the lakeshore, which may damage more of the sensitive plants, but freezing conditions are possible farther from the lakeshore. That freeze will likely kill off those sensitive plants and damage some of the hearty ones across the area. So, watch for a freeze warning or frost advisory over the couple of days and be prepared to cover up those plants or move them if you don't want them damaged.

But let's take a look at where this potential date stacks up to the average first freeze. Since temperatures can vary rapidly over short distances, thanks to the landscape, some have already seen a 32 degree morning, while others haven't. Along the toll road, we're going to be late this year, but those of you in Knox and Warsaw, you've already seen 32 degrees and are right on time or even early. It really depends on where you live.

It looks as though the very end of the month and potentially the first few days of November will be a little bit colder than normal. And the Climate Prediction Center seems to agree that everyone in our area will be under favorable conditions for a cold stretch of temperatures from the 30th to the 5th of November. Long-range models are also picking up on a system moving through around the 29th or 30th, with high pressure close behind it, meaning that Halloween night will most likely be dry, but chilly.

And the early look at the forecast shows that too. Now, it's important to note that this is still pretty far out for a truly accurate forecast, so don't pay too much attention to the numbers at this point. Just know that a cooler Halloween will be a strong possibility for all of us. So, a couple extra layers for all the trick-or-treaters won't be a bad idea.

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