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.
Likely going to be a frosty night for many suburbs of Boston tonight…bye bye mosquitos! pic.twitter.com/eePP9ldk7C
— Terry Eliasen (@TerryWBZ) October 4, 2019
“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.”
— Shiri Spear (@ShiriSpear) October 4, 2019
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.
“Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered,” the service said on Twitter.
[430 AM] Cold temperatures are on the way this weekend. A Frost Advisory has been issued for much of southern New England for Saturday morning as temperatures drop into the 30s. Cover up those sensitive plants! pic.twitter.com/lecn9peCMV
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) October 4, 2019
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.