Fall Brings Near Freezing Temperatures to Areas of New England

Much colder air tonight spawns Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings

Believe it or not, the last time temperatures fell below freezing was in late spring. It’s been nearly 165 days since Concord, New Hampshire registered below 32° as an overnight low. That fell on the morning of Apr. 10.

With the first fall weekend of the season, northern New England is expected to drop to at or below freezing in some spots for a few hours after midnight Saturday into the pre-dawn hours of Sunday morning. For any of your outdoor plans tonight into tomorrow morning, make sure you have a heavier jacket to shield you from the coldest temperatures of the season so far.

Also, do not forget to bring sensitive plants indoors or cover them with a blanket to shield them from the frost. A Freeze Warning is in effect for Coos County, New Hampshire, and Oxford and Franklin Counties in Maine from 2-8 a.m. early Sunday morning with the greatest threat for freezing temperatures between 3-7 a.m. Frost Advisories are also in place for the Northeast Kingdom, along the Green Mountains, as well as Bennington and Windham Counties in southern Vermont. For Massachusetts, the far NW corner of the state is also included in the Frost Advisory (northern Berkshire and Franklin Counties).

For this evening, under clear skies, temperatures will quickly drop after sunset. The sun set’s at 6:49 p.m. this evening and by 9 p.m., from NW Connecticut to Maine and northward, all of these areas will see temperatures ranging from the 40s to near 50°. After midnight is when we see more areas drop into the 30s, especially along the Canadian border. By 6 a.m., just before sunrise, most of the areas included in the Frost Advisories will be in the low to mid 30s.

Boston, the southern coast and the Cape and Islands will be spared overnight, but another blast of cold air will return Sunday night into Monday, which could prompt another round of Freeze Advisories and Freeze Warnings so stay tuned to necn for the very latest updates to your New England forecast.

Plus, tune into necn Sunday morning as some areas could possibly see record cold.

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