The frost-covered windshields are coming, much sooner than we'd like. A Freeze Watch has been issued for almost the entire state of Iowa for Friday night into Saturday morning.

As you can see from the graphics from the National Weather Service offices in the Quad Cities and Des Moines, the only counties not in the watch are in northeast and northwest Iowa. 79 of Iowa's 99 counties are under the watch with one already under a Freeze Warning. So how cold will it get?

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The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says temperatures are expected to be in the low 30's, but upper 20's aren't out of the question. It will definitely feel like fall at high school football games Friday evening with wind chills hovering around freezing by kickoff in eastern Iowa, and colder to the west. That wind chill could be in the mid-teens by Saturday morning. The good news is we'll climb back to around 50 degrees for the high on Saturday.

Ready or not, the cold is coming...

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