First Alert: Coldest night in 6 months; frost/freeze possible north of I-30

First Alert: Coldest night in 6 months; frost/freeze possible north of I-30
Coldest night in almost 6 months (Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A powerful cold front has brought falling temperatures to the ArkLaTex today. After hitting the 80s and 90s Thursday temperatures have fallen 30-40 degrees across the area with most places only in the 50s and 60s Friday afternoon.

Temperatures Friday dropped 30-40 degrees from Thursday
Temperatures Friday dropped 30-40 degrees from Thursday (Source: KSLA News 12)

Temperatures will continue to drop tonight with the coldest weather since mid-April expected. Lows tonight will range from the 30s near and north of I-30 to 40s for much of the rest of the area.

Coldest night in almost 6 months
Coldest night in almost 6 months (Source: KSLA News 12)

A Freeze Warning has been issued for McCurtain Co., OK and Howard and Sevier counties in Arkansas where some places could hit 32 or lower. Frost is possible as far south as I-30.

Freeze warning for the far northern ArkLaTex
Freeze warning for the far northern ArkLaTex (Source: KSLA News 12)

Bring in your potted plants and cover up anything in the ground with sheets or blankets in these areas just to be on the safe side. Don’t forget the pets too...you may need to bring them in tonight.

We’ll stay cool over the weekend. Expect sunshine and temperatures in the 60s Saturday. Clouds and some showers moving through on Sunday will keep temperatures in the 60s to close out the weekend.

Fall-like weekend ahead
Fall-like weekend ahead (Source: KSLA News 12)

The KSLA First Alert Weather team will keep you updated on the cool days and cold nights this weekend. Here’s where you can find the latest forecast:

Copyright 2019 KSLA. All rights reserved.