West Michigan — One thing about the clear skies at night and the dry air mass this time of year…it generally means very cold temperatures, especially if winds go light to calm. The National Weather Service has posted FREEZE WARNINGS for Newaygo, Mecosta, and Montcalm counties Saturday night in to Sunday morning. Lows in some of those areas will likely fall to around freezing. Elsewhere, FROST ADVISORIES have been posted as frost is likely with temperatures dropping in to the mid/upper 30s. Click here for more information.
Growing season is still in progress, although it’s wrapping up fairly quickly. Make sure to cover up tender vegetation or bring it inside. Most lows Friday night/Saturday morning dropped in to the upper 20s/low 30s. Temps may end up a few degrees warmer by Sunday morning.
The attached snapshot (photo) to this story shows graphically where these warnings and advisories are. Once the growing season officially ends with a “hard freeze” across the entire area, the National Weather Service will stop issuing the alerts for the season. Remember, three days or more of consecutive dry, sunny weather qualifies as a traditional “Indian Summer.” Since most of West Michigan hasn’t experienced the hard freeze yet, these last few days technically don’t qualify as Indian Summer. Besides, showers will likely be moving in to the region Sunday night, Monday, and Tuesday putting (at least) a brief end to this beautiful dry Fall weather.
Make sure to get the complete forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.