First freeze this Fall expected in much of the area

The coldest weather yet this Fall season is expected later Tuesday evening.


Freeze Warning

has been issued by the

National Weather Service

for much of the southwestern one half of the Tri-States viewing area from 1 a.m. until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

This will be the first time this Fall that temperatures will fall below the freezing mark of 32 degrees. Overnight lows likely will be in the 20s over much of the area.

According to the National Weather Service office in St. Louis, MO, the average first Fall freeze date in Quincy generally occurs around October 19.

Quincy's earliest Fall freeze happened back on September 26, 1928.

Quincy's latest Fall freeze took place on November 22, 1944.

While temperatures by Wednesday morning will be near record-setting, the record low is not expected to be reached.

The record low for Quincy for October 23 is 23 degrees which was set back in 1981.

Also, according to the St. Louis NWS, Quincy's average first measurable snowfall of a tenth of an inch or greater usually occurs around November 26.

Quincy's earliest snowfall happened back on October 26, 1967 when 0.20" of snowfall was recorded at the Quincy Regional Airport.

For more information regarding the Freeze Warning, please visit the St. Louis NWS by clicking