Coldest Morning For Most on This First Full Day of Fall

Even though the official start to the Fall Equinox came in at 8:03pm yesterday, today is our first FULL day of Autumn. Mother Nature spared no time in delivering that fall feel. Check out these morning lows: 

 This was the first morning in the 40s for Milwaukee since June 9th at forty nine degrees. As you see, many other locations were even colder, dropping into the 30s. And for a select few, flirting with the freezing mark: 
 So it's no surprise places in Lake Country woke up to this scene:
That's frost folks!! 

Okay so Milwaukee didn't even fall into the 30s, and we weren't expecting to, but it has happened this early. 

 The average date of our first occurrence of a freezing temperature in Milwaukee is October 20th, about a month away. The graphic just above shows the rare times when we dropped to freezing in September. The earliest ever came back on September 20th in 1956, when we plummeted to thirty degrees. Ouch!

Here's a more recent look at our first freezing temperature of the season:

 Looking ahead we don't anticipate any freezing temperatures in Milwaukee during the next week. However all those warm 80s also look removed. Brace yourself for temps in the upper 60s to around seventy degrees through the weekend. For reference, the average high today is seventy-one degrees with average lows falling into the lower 50s. Overall it does appear a more fall-like pattern is here. 

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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