Freeze Warning in effect for all inland counties for tonight. Temps will drop into the lower 30s for several hours early Monday morning. This will end the growing season for most of Northeast Ohio.
Evening Update: The rain will continue to push east this evening as dry air pushes in. As clouds break part and our sky clears out, temperatures will plummet. We will drop to near 40 by midnight with most areas bottoming out in the lower 30s early Monday. Take care of your delicate plants before the first freeze of the season arrives!
Get ready for the coldest air we've seen this season. Temperatures will struggle to warm much this afternoon as clouds and rain will keep most of Ohio in the 40s. In addition to the jackets, take along the umbrellas. Scattered showers are likely through the afternoon but should clear our by sunset.
After sunset we shift our focus to the chill. A freeze watch is in effect for most of northeast Ohio as temps will drop quickly into the 30s overnight. For most, Sunday night will end the growing season for 2012. The first freeze is also the end of our fall foliage hopes. The frost on the leaves will stop the process the produces those beautiful colors.
Be sure to take care of your delicate gardens and flowers Sunday to ensure they stay healthy. Temperatures will rebound quickly back into the 50s Monday and middle 60s by Tuesday before our next shot of cold air and rain pushes in Wednesday.