Today's weather certainly matched the ghoulish holiday. The temperature played a trick on us. Highs were early in the day, then crashing through the afternoon. Winds were wicked with gusts up to 40 mph. Oh, and there was more rain.
Now the coldest air of the season has arrived. A Freeze Warning has been issued for temperatures that will bottom out in the mid 20s to near freezing. Many areas across central and eastern Kentucky will register the first freeze, even the first hard freeze (lows below 28°) of the fall.
Lexington has hit the average first frost and freeze dates right on schedule despite the wacky pattern changes of the past month. The first frost occurred on October 13th. Lows in the upper 20s tonight could take care of both the first freeze and hard freeze. The first freeze typically occurs in late October with the first hard freeze arriving a week and a half later.
You'll want to protect any sensitive plants. Either cover them up or bring them indoors. Make sure your pets are warm. It's best for them to stay inside tonight. Disconnect any hoses and sprinkles, and shut off any exterior water valves.