While fall doesn’t officially begin until later in September, the weather could soon be brisk.
Parts of Saskatchewan, including Regina and Saskatoon, could get as low as zero degrees Celsius Tuesday night which means there could be frost.
Terri Lang with Environment Canada said a ridge of high pressure will build into the province Tuesday afternoon. While winds and clouds are expected, which can help prevent frost, those will disappear in the evening.
“We are expecting a generalized risk of frost across much of the agricultural areas overnight and in the morning,” Lang said.
With the chance of frost, gardeners in Saskatoon and Regina are going to want to ensure their plants are covered overnight.
“The old sheets and blankets, get those over top of the garden just to keep any frost from getting contact with the vegetable,” Sean Stefan with the Rusty Shovel said.
Frost arriving shouldn’t come as a surprise to Saskatchewan residents — its come as early as Aug. 11 in previous years.
Stefan said there’s still lots of time left for gardeners this season with just some little things to keep in mind.
“You’re going to want to make sure your sprinklers aren’t set to go off in the middle of the night if there is a frost warning because that’s not going to go very well.”
Stefan said most people begin to get their yards ready for the winter around mid-October but temperatures could still fluctuate.
“Fall’s that time of year where anything can happen, you can get your frost, the early snows then you can also get these really warm areas.”