At this time last week, people in some parts of KELOLAND were in enjoying highs in the 80's. This week some spots have seen highs climb only in the 40's. The cool fall air may be here to stay and some indications are pointing to some colder temperatures just over the horizon.
It will take its time to get here, but after the weekend, we'll watch the colder air pour in from Canada. This is an area where overnight lows are normally in the teens this time of year. Whether or not we get that cold remains to be seen, but widespread twenties should be likely by Tuesday morning.
While many areas have already had lows in the twenties, others have not. But we've passed October 15, what many consider to be the end of the growing season. So, frost and freeze advisories will no longer be issued this fall. If you still have plants that have survived the cold and you want to keep them going, watch the overnight lows in the forecast and take the necessary precautions to extend your growing season.