... Freezing temperatures likely this weekend...
A strong cold front is expected to sweep southeast across central
and southeast Illinois overnight. Blustery north to northwest
winds behind this front on Friday will usher in the coldest air of
the season thus far to the region... with highs mostly in the 40s
Friday through Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to drop to between 25 and 30 degrees
during overnight Friday night and again overnight Saturday night.
So a widespread freeze is expected during those two nights... and
temperatures this cold will bring an end to the growing season.
A freeze warning will likely be required for central and southeast
Illinois this weekend. Now is a good time to make plans to bring
in or protect any sensitive plants from the freezing temperatures
by Friday evening.