BZ 092017 Fall Colors 02-1

Frost outlines a fallen maple leaf along the Green Pond Trail above Huntsville on Wednesday morning, Sept. 20, 2017.

OGDEN — It may only be the first day of fall, but Northern Utah cities’ temperatures are expected to slip down to near-freezing.

A burst of unseasonably cold air will bring cold weather and frost to the area Friday night through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City

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The NWS predicts lows around the area will be:

The chilly weather won’t be good for sensitive vegetation. So, if you’re attached to your plants, cover them up or bring them inside, the NWS says. 

Statewide, the areas that will see the coldest temperatures tonight are the Wasatch Mountain Valleys, including Park City; the Bear River Valley and southwest Wyoming; the Sanpete and Sevier valleys; and west central and southwest Utah, including Cedar City. 

Ann Elise Taylor can be reached by email at aetaylor@standard.net, by phone at 801-625-4213 and on Twitter at @annelise_taylor.

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