Widespread freeze expected tonight

NOW: Widespread freeze expected tonight

Temperatures this morning fell into the low 30s in many inland locations, but some cloud cover overnight saved Fond du Lac and Sheboygan counties from experiencing a freeze. 

Nobody will be safe from a freeze tonight as clear skies and light winds will allow temps to fall into the upper 20s inland and low 30s lakeside. Everyone is under a Freeze Warning from midnight through 8 a.m. Saturday. Cover up your plants or bring them inside!

There is still some question as to whether or not we'll experience a hard freeze in inland locations (temps falling below 28°). A hard freeze is otherwise known as a killing freeze since that's the temperature that normally kills vegetation. 

What could prevent temps from falling into the mid 20s will be the wind. The wind is expected to calm down to around 5 mph late tonight, but after 3 a.m. the wind begins to pick up again from the west. This could hold temperatures steady through sunrise instead of allowing them to continue to fall. It will be a close call. 

We won't have any frost or freeze concerns Saturday night, but temps could fall below freeze again Sunday night and Monday night away from the lake. 

More spring-like temperatures will move back in for the second half of next week. Download the CBS58 Ready Weather App to see when temps warm back into the 60s.

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