Freeze Warning Tonight

Posted at 9:57 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 21:57:34-04

Hopefully you didn’t blow away. The second cold front of the day brought gusty winds of 45 to 50 mph this evening. Blue Grass Airport in Lexington reported a peak gust of 52 mph. Behind the front we are tracking the wind to calm down, colder air to rush in, and the few clouds that are out there to clear. Lows will bottom out near freezing. A Freeze Warning will go into effect for all of central and eastern Kentucky. This will end the growing season. Take action to protect any delicate plants and crops. If Lexington’s temperature drops to freezing overnight that would mean that the first frost and freeze of the season were recorded within two days of each other. (The first frost, a low of at least 36°, was recorded on Thursday.)

After the freezing start, we won’t recover much Sunday. We are tracking highs to struggle to reach 50°. But there will be plenty of sunshine to go along with the crisp feel. High pressure will settle in for the next several days. Sunday will begin a dry and sunny stretch that will run the length of the work week. We are tracking temperatures to get a boost into the low 60s early in the week. Highs in the 50s along frosty mornings will return late-week.