MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A chilly night is in store for much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area Friday, and some parts of the Mid-South could even be dealing with frost.
The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a Frost Advisory for Gibson, Madison, Chester, and McNairy Counties in West Tennessee and Tippah and Alcorn Counties in Northeast Mississippi from 2 a.m. through 8 a.m. Saturday.
Temperatures for most areas in the Mid-South will fall into the low to mid 40s but colder air along with a light wind and a clear sky is expect to create the possibility for scattered frost in and along the Tennessee River Valley.
Residents in those areas who have done any early planting should take steps to protect those plants. Also make sure outdoor pets have shelter and warm bedding overnight.
Fortunately, winds will shift to the south over the weekend allowing warmer air to return to the area making for a much warmer weekend pattern. This also looks to be the last chance for frost for the season, so if you've been holding off on your outdoor gardening then this weekend will be the perfect weekend to begin.