Hard Freeze Warning Issued for Tonight
The change of season is upon us. The Rockford and Stateline Areas can expect a hard freeze tonight.
A "Hard freeze Warning" means that widespread temperatures tonight will be at or below 28 °F (−2 °C). A hard freeze may occur with or without frost.
Temperatures that are sufficiently cold, for a long enough period, to seriously damage or kill seasonal vegetation.This usually means temperatures falling into the upper 20s or lower for at least two to three hours. This warning to alert people to the potential for frozen pipes, radiators, livestock and so on, not just damage to sensitive plants.
FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON EXPECTED TONIGHT... A CLEAR SKY AND LIGHT TO CALM WINDS TONIGHT WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO QUICKLY FALL INTO THE 30S THIS EVENING...THEN BOTTOM OUT OVERNIGHT IN THE MIDDLE 20S IN OUTLYING AREAS TO AROUND 30 ELSEWHERE. CLOSER TO LAKE MICHIGAN...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN SEVERAL DEGREES WARMER.
Tonight: Widespread frost after midnight. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Widespread frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 52. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Widespread frost after 1am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 27. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph.
Sunday: Widespread frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Cover up your sensitive plants and say goodbye to your weeds, finally!