Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
Colder, below-normal temperatures and the first hard, widespread freeze of the season will develop over the next couple of days.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington calls for a mix of sun and clouds today with a high of 69 degrees. A cold front from the west will slide in by late this afternoon, bringing a 30 percent chance for showers.
By nightfall, that chance for rain will shoot up to 100 percent. Up to a half inch is possible.
The overnight low will be 45 degrees.
The chance for rain will stick around through Saturday morning. It will gradually become sunny, but the mercury will remain below normal throughout the weekend.
Daytime highs will struggle to reach the mid-50s, well below the normal temperature of 70 for this time of year, said meteorologist Ashley Novak.
Saturday night’s low will fall to 39 degrees, a good 10 degrees below the typical overnight low for this time in the season.
Sunday will be mostly sunny but chilly with a high of 53.
The first widespread, hard freeze of the season will develop early Monday. The low temperature is expected to plunge to 34 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Surrounding areas are likely to fall to the 30-degree mark, Novak said.
The sun should burn the frost off by 9 a.m. The high will climb to 58.