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

“Frost is a GOOD thing, people!”

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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.


“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.