There's a good chance that Michigan could see its first frost of the season this weekend.

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If you've been procrastinating about bringing your plants indoors for the season, you better get on it before the weekend because the temps will drop.

For most of lower Michigan, we haven't endured really cold overnight temps this season. However, by Sunday morning, that story might change.

How Cold Will Michigan Get This Weekend?

According to The Weather Channel, we're going to see lots of rain between now and Sunday. Then we're going to see temps drop off.

Sunday morning most of us will wake up to temps lingering around 32. That puts us just inside the "light freeze" category.

This is the Farmer's Almanac's classification of freeze temperatures based on their effect on plants:

  • Light freeze: 29° to 32°F—tender plants are killed.
  • Moderate freeze: 25° to 28°F—widely destructive to most vegetation.
  • Severe freeze: 24°F and colder—heavy damage to most garden plants.

What Are The Average First Freeze Dates in Michigan?

Central and Southeast Michigan

  • Lansing: Oct. 1
  • Jackson: Oct. 8
  • Flint: Oct. 9
  • Saginaw: Oct. 13
  • Port Huron: Oct. 21
  • Detroit: Oct. 22

You have to admit, we've been very lucky this fall with a little on the warmer side.

What Does the Farmer's Almanac Predict for Winter in Michigan 2023/2024?

Our extended weather forecast, which is based on a mathematical and astronomical formula, calls for below-average temperatures and lots of snowstorms, sleet, ice, rain for much of the Great Lakes and Midwest areas of the country, as well as central and northern New England, especially in January and February.

Yup, that sounds like a typical Michigan winter.

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