‘Bye bye mosquitos!’: Most of Mass. under a frost advisory early Saturday morning

“Frost is a GOOD thing, people!”

–David L Ryan/Globe Staff file

Massachusetts, get ready to get frosty.

Most of the state is under a frost advisory between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. However, Boston doesn’t appear to be under the advisory.

While the first frost is a sign that fall has a firm grip on the northeast, local meteorologists note that this could help with concerns about mosquito bites and contracting EEE, a rare and possibly fatal virus.

“Frost is a GOOD thing people!” Boston 25 meteorologist Shiri Spear said on Twitter. “The cooler weather Fri & Sat nights will hopefully reduce mosquito concerns.”

Minus Boston and the areas along the southern coastline, the entire state is under the advisory, a map from the service shows. Temperatures are supposed to dip into the low- to mid-30s early Saturday morning.

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“Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered,” the service said on Twitter.

However, the frost won’t be enough to completely kill off all mosquitoes, according to Terry Eliasen, a meteorologist with WBZ.

“So, look at Friday night as the first step in ridding ourselves of the mosquitos, but unlikely to be the kill-all event that many have been waiting for,” he said.