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Freeze Alerts for the Great Lakes Tonight

It is certainly feeling like fall in the High Plains today and that trend continues overnight temps settle once again into the 30s for many! Widespread frost and freeze alerts are in place through Wednesday morning with more alerts stretching into the Great Lakes by Thursday AM! Make sure to protect those sensitive plants! Even for those not under frost advisories or freeze warnings, Tuesday morning will start on the chilly side. Many spots will drop into the 40s overnight!

Temperatures will remain cool across the northern Plains and Great Lakes over the next few mornings but the bulk of the cold air for the northern Great Lakes region will be on Thursday morning with widespread 30s. While temperatures overnight will be in the 30s and 40s, a bit of a breeze will make those wind chill values even colder! Make sure you bundle the kids for the bus stop – this is our first cold morning all year!

High temperatures will be running near 15 degrees below-average in cities such as Milwaukee through Wednesday. We’ll see a slight rebound by Thursday, but still feeling temps right at or below average for many in the Great Lakes region. Parts of the High Plains (Dakotas) will actually warm up through the end of this week and into the weekend.

If you’re craving some fall colors, they are just starting to peak across the Rockies and Northern New England. Given how warm the last few weeks and months have been, the peak will be over the next couple of weeks for many.

Tune in for the latest information on this roller coaster temps in the Central & Eastern Regional forecast, every :30 after the hour!

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Kara has always been passionate about weather and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a meteorologist. Living in different regions of the country and experiencing weather events ranging from ice storms to tornadoes drove her to pursue a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Throughout college, storm chasing became a regular event for Kara, where she saw fir... Load Morest-hand the power of the atmosphere. Kara graduated cum laude from OU and decided to further her meteorology education with a Master's degree from Mississippi State University. The deadly April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak struck while Kara was studying at MSU; her first “Dixie Alley” tornado event and an up close glimpse into the destruction of the storms she so closely studied. Her broadcast career began in Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi, where she earned her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Kara's career has included coverage of all types of severe weather including tornado events, flooding and tropical systems across multiple southern states. Recently she helped cover the 2020 Easter Sunday deadly tornado outbreak in southeast Mississippi. In her free time, you can find Kara outdoors exploring new areas with her mini poodle,Truffles. Kara is also an avid runner and frequently races in 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons. Say hi to Kara on Twitter and Facebook!