While we will be dealing with record heat the next few days, cooler temperatures will arrive locally by the end of the week. Once the colder nights start, many local gardeners will begin to prepare for the end of the growing season.
October always brings the first freeze and the end of the growing season for the Valley. Some folks have already asked, so here are the dates we’ve seen the first nighttime freezing temperatures locally.
The data shows that freezing temperatures can arrive here as early as mid-month and as late as the end of October.