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A frost advisory has been issued for much of central Iowa tonight. Cooler, drier air has moved into Iowa. Under clear skies Sunday morning that airmass will cool quickly, allowing for the formation of frost in some areas. If you have outdoor plants that are sensitive to the cold you'll want to take the appropriate actions. A warming trend begins next week and, yes, we continue to stay dry!

On this date in Iowa weather history:

2003: Unseasonably cold weather spread across Iowa with most of the state recording a hard freeze during the morning hours. The temperature at Mason City plummeted all the way to 16 F which was the lowest temperature recorded in Iowa so early in the fall in 29 years. Other reported low temperatures included 17 F at Cresco and Independence, 18 F at Fayette, and 19 F at Charles City, Decorah, Independence, and Waterloo.

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