The first freeze of the season is expected tonight across most of Central Arkansas. Temperatures will drop to near or below freezing by early Tuesday morning bringing an end to the growing season. A freeze warning is in effect for most of Central and Southern Arkansas between Midnight and 8 AM Tuesday.
The freeze warning does not include areas that have already experienced a killing freeze this season. Low temperatures will drop to near freezing, with some spots falling down into the 20s, especially sheltered valley locations. Below are computer model forecast low temperatures for Tuesday morning.
Outdoor potted plants should be taken in for the season. Pets should not be left outdoors and irrigation systems should be turned off and drained. The timing of this first freeze is very typical, as the average date for the first freeze in Little Rock is November 12th. Cold nights will be the rule this week with Canadian high pressure dominating weather across the Mid-South. Many locations will drop back to near freezing again Wednesday and Thursday mornings.