Shawnee may see one of the latest freezes in more than 50 years, if the forecast is correct for Tuesday.
Tuesday night is forecasted to get down to 32 degrees, or freezing. This would be the third latest freeze in recorded history.
The latest recorded freeze Shawnee has seen was May 3, 1954. The record before that was April 30, 1907. If Tuesday drops down to freezing, it will make the top five list.
A strong cold front is expected to roll through Tuesday morning and remain in the area through Wednesday, with a chance to drop to freezing remaining in tact for both days, according to John Pike with the National Weather Service.
Along with the drop in temperatures, there is a chance for rain and thunderstorms.
“We’re not really expecting anything severe,” Pike said.
The cold front is not expected to last, however.
“[Thursday] we’re going to see some rapid warming,” Pike said. “In Spring, we tend to recover pretty quickly.”
The next chance for showers is Thursday night into Friday, Pike said. However, the temperatures are not expected to drop during that period.