LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Tuesday night (4/20) into Wednesday morning (4/21), temperatures will be dropping into the frost/freeze range.
A Freeze Warning has been issued for much of north, west, central and southwest Arkansas Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with a late season freeze expected.
Right now, it looks like the duration that we could see temperatures in the 30’s would be around 4-8 hours. The shorter duration (4 hours) would be across central Arkansas, and the longer duration (8 hours) will occur to the north.
Temperatures will be warmer Wednesday night into Thursday morning for many but portions of the N 1/2 of the state could still briefly return to frost/freeze temps.
If you have planted anything that is sensitive to temperatures in this range, make preparations to cover them.
While brief cool spells in April are not unusual, many across the state have already gone past their average last frost date. The average last frost date means it is the average last date when a temperature of 36 F or colder would occur.
The odds of recording a temperature of 36 F or colder within two weeks past the average last frost date is ~10%. It looks like that 10% chance will happen for many.