Much of northern New England may experience their first freeze of the season this weekend.
It’s the first full weekend of fall and it will certainly feel like it for many communities across the northeast.
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An area of high pressure over Hudson Bay will dive southward into New England– bringing the coldest air since last spring. Temperatures will flirt with or fall below the freezing mark Sunday morning across northern New England.
The first frost across northern New England typically occurs toward the end of September.
Frost and freeze alerts have been issued from several National Weather Service offices to address this concern. Those with agriculture and gardening interest should take extra precautions to protect plants sensitive to the cold– such as bringing plants indoors or placing a protective cover over the plants.
Don’t be surprised to wake up to a frosty windshield across northern New England Sunday and Monday mornings. The chilly air will help jump start the delayed fall foliage season across the northeast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorlogist Nick Merianos