First Expected Freeze of the Season in NWA
Many bundle up, bringing out the winter jacket, sweaters and scarves as the first freeze of the season is expected Saturday overnight.
“Wow, I guess I didn’t realize that,” Karyn Bournival said. “Ok time to put some extra blankets on.”
The frosty air forced drivers to turn on their car heaters and Mother Nature to start making the season switch.
The sudden change in the frosty fall air caught many off guard in Northwest Arkansas.
“It went from 80 [degrees] just a few days ago to 40 something, almost 50 now,” said Mike Bournival who used to live in Maine.
Susan Todd said she’s looking forward to the low temperatures.
“I love it! I’m ready for fall and got my pumpkins out, so I’m enjoying it,” Susan Todd said. “I don’t mind bringing out the boots and the trench coats.”
Northwest Arkansas is going to sleep in chilly temperatures and this morning woke up to sleet in some areas.
“We had tennis match scheduled for this morning in Rogers at 8a.m. and at 7:50 we get ready to go out and start playing and it was actually sleeting,” Stu Todd said. “The court was covered in sleet.”
Summer 2012 brought drought, burn bans and low Beaver Lake levels. Studd Todd said he hopes this change in weather brings some relief to the state.
“What I’d like to see with this cold weather.. I hope we get some rain to bring the lake level up and bring things up a little bit,” Stu Todd said.
Click here for more information on the freeze on Garrett’s blog.