Frost likely to form in Columbia early Wednesday morning

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 3:48 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Temperatures are expected to drop to an unseasonal low around midnight Tuesday, with a chance of frost around Columbia.

The National Weather Service has issued the frost advisory for central and eastern Missouri and central Illinois. It will be in effect from 3 until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures will remain in the mid-30s until daybreak.

Frost may harm temperature-sensitive plants typically grown during late spring and summer, the advisory noted.

According to the St. Louis office of the National Weather Service, the latest frost advisory ever issued in the Columbia area was on May 9, 1906.

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