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Frosty Temperatures Settle Into the Northeast Tonight

UPDATED 7:30 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill

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There will be a nip in the air again tonight in the Northeast. Temperatures will threaten the growing season but warmer weather will quickly return for the remainder of the work week.

Frost Advisories are in effect from Interstate 80 in northern Pennsylvania to eastern Maine, including Bradford, Pa., Concord, N.H., and Augusta, Maine. Freeze Warnings are in effect farther north in northern New Hampshire and interior Maine.

Temperatures will settle in the lower 30s for several hours around daybreak. This taste of autumn could threaten outdoor weather sensitive plants. It`s best to bring potted plants indoors or cover them with a towel or blanket.

Temperatures will edge above freezing within a few hours after sunrise. Highs will reach well into the 60s later Wednesday and only drop into the upper 30s to lower 40s early Thursday.

This early morning cold pattern started this morning. Adirondack Airport in upstate New York dipped to 25 degrees. The growing season ended in parts of Maine this morning with temperatures reaching into the upper 20s and lower 30s. Even Boston broke a record for September 17, with a low of 44 degrees.

This mid-September cold spell is right on cue with northern New England`s average temperature trends by this time in the month. Burlington, Vt., Concord, N.H., and Augusta, Maine, typically have their first frost of the season by September 22.

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