Frost, Freeze Risk for New England, Mid-Atlantic

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
May 13, 2013; 10:00 AM ET
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Frost will threaten gardens in the Midwest and Northeast for the start of the week.

Chilly air that started off Mother's Day weekend will continue through Monday night bringing March-like frost and freezes to some locations.

Saturday night and early Mother's Day morning, temperatures dropped to around freezing in northern Michigan, allowing for some morning snow.

Temperatures on Sunday were held to more than 15 degrees below normal in the Great Lakes with a northerly breeze making the temperature feel even colder.

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However, the breeze diminished by Sunday night allowing for areas of frost across the Midwest and into parts of the Northeast. This will be the case Monday night across much of New England and the mid-Atlantic as this cold air shifts eastward.

Late last week, Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski warned that "near-freezing temperatures will have some agricultural interests taking precautions to reduce the risk of damage to orchards, vineyards and berry farms."

Homeowners who have already planted their warm-season plants across these areas should take precautions to cover and protect them.

After the first few nights of the week, temperatures will rebound as a storm system moving across southern Canada brings warmer temperatures to the Great Lakes Tuesday and to the Northeast Wednesday.

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