FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — You've seen trees and flowers begin to bloom over the past few days.
We're entering into the growing season across our region, but we still have the potential for cold nights.
Our last night with frost is typically April 23, according to the National Weather Service Northern Indiana office.
Frost can happen on nights when nighttime temperatures fall below 36 degrees.
It becomes more widespread when temperatures are below 32 degrees.
But we've had years when we still see cold temperatures past this date.
The latest we've seen lows below 32 degrees was May 27, 1961.
A hard freeze is when overnight temperatures fall below 28 degrees.
Our last night for a hard freeze is typically April 11.
The latest that we've seen lows below 28 degrees was on May 13, 1946.
The Midwest Regional Climate Center issues frost and freeze guidance to the National Weather Service.
They monitor plant susceptibility to cold temperatures.
You can see their data on this website.
So far this season, all of our counties' plants are susceptible, which means they could be damaged or killed if they are not protected on a cold night.
You can see this information here.
If you want more forecast information, head over to our weather page.