A significant temperature drop is in store for many Americans this weekend, as one of the first major cold fronts of fall sweeps east across the U.S.
Some areas experienced their first frost and freeze of the year, along with gusty winds that will create blustery conditions, according to the FOX Forecast Center. Drier air will be ushered in, causing dew points to drop at least 20 degrees after the cold front passes.
Frost and freeze alerts covered more than 16 million people Friday night into Saturday morning in parts of the northern Plains. North Platte, Nebraska dropped to 25 degrees Saturday morning while Rapid City, South Dakota dropped to 27 and Bismarck, North Dakota awoke to 28 degrees.
"If you live in the central portion of the U.S., if Jack Frost isn't nipping at your nose right now, he's going to be knocking on your door," said FOX Weather meteorologist Steve Bender.
After causing temperatures in the central U.S. to plunge, the cold front will move eastward and cause temperatures to drop in the Great Lakes area and the Northeast.
Places such as New York City will feel temperatures drop from the 80s to the upper 50s by Monday. Well to the north in upstate New York, a very light dusting of snow is possible in the highest elevations of the Adirondack Mountains from Sunday into Monday.
As the overall storm system rolls east, it will eventually run into the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe that are racing north, helping to enhance the rain over the Northeast and New England this weekend.
Here's a look at the forecast high temperatures for the next five days across the nation.