FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — As cooler temperatures move into the area at night, that leads to a higher likelihood of frost forming.
Patchy frost can form when the air above the ground is 36 degrees or lower.
It becomes more widespread when the temperature is at 32 degrees or lower.
Here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, our average first widespread frost happens between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15.
The earliest day we've seen the first widespread frost event in the region on record has been on September 23.
That happened in 1967, 1974 and 1995.
The latest first frost in Fort Wayne on record happened on November 24, 1931.
When a frost advisory is issued, it's important to make sure the sensitive plants in your yard have been covered with a cloth sheet.
Or you can bring the sensitive plants inside.