The National Weather Service office in Tulsa has issued a freeze watch effective late Friday through Saturday morning for counties in north central and northeastern Oklahoma.
The counties in the watch include Creek, Craig, Nowata, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers and Washington counties.
News On 6 meteorologist Michael Grogan says while Tulsa may avoid a freeze this weekend, it still will be chilly for events like Oktoberfest and Oklahoma State University's homecoming weekend in Stillwater.
He says the average freeze for Tulsa is November 3rd, but says we may not have to wait that long this year.
Grogan says temperatures will rebound dayside Saturday and Sunday with highs in the lower 70s with ample sunshine. But Grogan cautions, a gorgeous fall weekend will give way to yet another cold front sweeping around northeast Oklahoma next week.
The NWS says temperatures could fall to near the freezing mark by early Saturday. They say the cold could kill plants and other outdoor "tender vegetation" that is not protected.