A freezing airmass flying in Friday night

NOW: A freezing airmass flying in Friday night

It's just that time of the year. No, I'm not talking about Pumpkin spice latte... but rather freezing temps and a hard freeze. Especially for spots inland. 

But for more urban areas like Milwaukee proper, Racine and Kenosha, we generally have to wait a bit yet. As you can see it's the last ten days of October that really seals the deal on vegetation for the season areawide. But that doesn't mean we can't experience frost a little earlier. 
 We've already had one frost advisory posted for the area. Compared to the averages that's a little ahead of schedule, but certainly not out of the question. On the flip side, funfact - last year we waited so long for our first freezing temperature of the season the National Weather Service never even issued a freeze warning. But we did have a couple Frost Advisories from 10/17-10/23 of last year. Here's when Milwaukee finally dropped to freezing over the last six years: 
 Besides 2021, look how long we waited in 2016 for that first freeze! Regardless, we need to prepare for not only frosty conditions but a hard freeze for tonight. A Freeze warning has been posted for the entire area. It runs from 1am-8am Saturday morning. 
 The typical airmass may moderate enough for urban lakeside spots, but even inland areas of our lakeshore counties may risk a solid freeze overnight. Here's what you can expect for overnight lows in your Hometown.
 Take the proper precautions to protect your outdoor vegetation. The good news is that this set up appears to be a one-night act. Moderating temperatures are expected the rest of the extended outlook.

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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