It is a sign of the times. With less than a week to go until the start of fall there is an October-like airmass heading for Southern New England Monday night into Tuesday. While most of CT, MA, and RI will experience low temperatures in the 40s, there is the possibility of seeing the temperature drop into the low to mid 30s in part of northwest and north central Massachusetts. There may be a frost in those areas, and sensitive vegetation and plants should be harvested, brought in or covered to prevent damage.
The Frost Advisory does not impact any of CT, RI, or SE MA where the temperature is expected to reach the low to mid 40s in the countryside, and mid 40s to low 50s in the cities and near the coast. Another cool night is likely Tuesday as the Canadian high pressure settles overhead.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 409 AM EDT MON SEP 16 2013 MAZ002>004-008-NHZ011-015-161615- /O.NEW.KBOX.FR.Y.0006.130917T0600Z-130917T1200Z/ WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA- WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-CHESHIRE NH- WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE... BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...JAFFREY...KEENE... PETERBOROUGH...WEARE 409 AM EDT MON SEP 16 2013 ...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT TUESDAY. * LOCATION...SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE. EXTREME NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS. * TEMPERATURES...LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 30S. * TIMING...FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM TUESDAY. * IMPACTS...SENSITIVE PLANTS AND CROPS MAY BE DAMAGED IF LEFT UNPROTECTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FROST ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN FROST IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE GROWING SEASON. THOSE WITH AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS ARE ADVISED TO HARVEST OR PROTECT TENDER VEGETATION. ALSO...POTTED PLANTS NORMALLY LEFT OUTDOORS SHOULD BE COVERED OR BROUGHT INSIDE AWAY FROM THE COLD. &&