The frost is about to be on the pumpkin.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for lows dipping below freezing for the next few days before bouncing back to more mild overnight temperatures.
For those wanting to keep their plants going or prolong garden produce, it may mean bringing out the sheets to cover the tender varieties or moving them indoors.
Wednesday’s low was expected to be near freezing with a possible temperature of 31 degrees. Temperatures should rise to nearly 50 degrees under sunny skies Thursday but could drop to 29 degrees for a low. That pattern should repeat Friday with highs in the mid- to upper-40s and an overnight low of 28 degrees.
By Saturday, sunshine should continue with a high near 47 and a moderating low just above freezing. Saturday may be one of the best days to get in additional yard work or clean the gutters with little to no wind. Sunday afternoon could bring a chance of showers after 1 p.m. with breezy conditions and wind gusts up to 20 mph.
By early next week, daytime highs are anticipated to rise to nearly 60 degrees and overnight lows may be in the mid 40s.
A chance of showers is included in the forecast nearly everyday from Saturday night through Wednesday, Oct. 27, with a mix of clouds and sunshine.