Dutchess and Putnam residents will want to protect their plants with a frost advisory in effect for overnight into Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory means widespread frost is expected from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The frost could potentially damage sensitive plants and crops so precautionary measure are advised.
Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered, according to the advisory.
Columbus Day will remain sunny for the remainder of the day when temperatures will hit 61 at most. Meanwhile, winds could pick up from 10 to 15 miles per hour.
The areas of frost are expected after 4 a.m., while the sky will be clear overnight. The temperature could plummet to around 34. Winds, however, will become calm this evening.
The frost areas will prevail Tuesday to 9 a.m., otherwise the day brings out the sun, and warmer air up to 67.
The clouds will partly thicken overnight Tuesday when temperatures, warmer than the previous night, will still dip to around 40.
Warmer air under sunny skies rules the day Wednesday when the mercury could hit 70.
Things cool off overnight to around 48. There will be a partial cloud covering.
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