NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Our first real taste of fall is moving into Middle Tennessee & Southern Kentucky for the weekend. This time, the air will be cold enough for areas of frost to develop Saturday morning in parts of Kentucky, and on Sunday morning in parts of Middle Tennessee as well as south Kentucky. This is the beginning of a rollercoaster ride of weather over the next 10 days.

Freeze & frost alerts

Most of our Southern Kentucky counties are under a Freeze Watch & a Frost Advisory this weekend. The official timing is from 1 AM to 8 AM, on both Saturday & Sunday mornings. See specific county alerts here.

On Sunday morning frost is most likely in eastern and northern Middle Tennessee (as well as Kentucky), but is still possible in the west and southwest parts of the mid-state. Any sensitive vegetation should be covered to play it safe. The Nashville National Weather Service will be issuing advisories on Saturday morning for Sunday morning.

Weekend temperatures

Saturday morning’s lows will range from 40s in most areas.

Sunday morning should bring mid-30s to many outlying areas creating the frost.

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FACT: The last time Nashville International Airport was at or below 40° was April 27, 2022.

The average first freeze dates:
-Crossville: October 20.
-Clarksville: October 25
-Nashville: November 1.
*Information courtesy of NWS Nashville climate records.*