There were several questions after yesterdays update about an early frost. When we say scattered light frost or “patchy” it is usually not a killing frost and that is what we are calling for the last week of September or the first week of October. The killing frost should be the last half of October. There have been years going without frost until after Thanksgiving, however; but we don’t think this will be one of those year’s.
I do not want to get into a winter forecast this early and we are not even sure that autumn will be cold, it is just it will be very variable with these swings every every 2 weeks into our chilly overnight’s. My first thoughts about winter is a cool start and warm end making it overall normal, BUT we will have to wait until October for your first winter forecast.
Warming up next week to 85-90 for a high and 65-70 for lows. With the heat will come moisture and that means about a 50% chance for thunderstorms. And just for the record we are loosing almost a minute of sunshine each day, so that means a minute less of the sun’s heat. –Kerry Dean, NWA.