It may be mid-April, but gardeners beware — there is a freeze warning for much of the tri-state region for Friday morning.
Temperatures are expected to dip into the upper 20s and low 30s in areas included under the warning, Storm Team 4 says. Further outlying areas will drop well below freezing, with clear skies and calm winds ushering in the frosty temperatures.
The warning covers most of New Jersey, most of Long Island and the southern shore of Connecticut, but excludes New York City.
Friday's lows will be the coldest in nearly a month, and 10 to 15 degrees below average for this time of year.
Conditions will remain dry through lunchtime Friday, with clouds returning in the afternoon. Rain will spread throughout the tri-state before evening, and something that hasn't happened much in 2020 may occur during the overnight hours: snowfall.
The light snow may mix in across portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, with heavier amounts and accumulation over the Catskills and Pocono Mountains. Areas just south of Poughkeepsie could see a coating, with as much as three inches in the hillier areas further norther and west of the city.
But any snow doesn't stand much of a chance of sticking around for long — by Saturday afternoon, temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s, according to Storm Team 4.