Check the calendar, and make sure it's September. There is a change coming and you'll definitely feel it in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

According to the National Weather Service, a strong cold front will be effecting the area this week, beginning Wednesday. Here is the tricky part. Temperatures for the area will be in the mid 80s, for day time highs up until them. WACKY!

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Here are the details- The cold front will move through the state Monday Night into Tuesday. Lows are predicted to be in the 30's Wednesday and Thursday nights. There is the possible chance of temperatures falling to or below freezing before day break on Friday.

FARMERS AND GARDENERS SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT SENSITIVE VEGETATION FROM THE POTENTIAL OF FROST THIS COMING WEEK.

For what it's worth, the average temperature in September in Bismarck is 60 degrees.

On a personal note, the one thing that really saddens me about the first cold snap is, the local fresh fruit that we enjoy. If this cold snap is for a lengthy amount of time, and we should get a few nights of freezing temperatures, events like this, normally signify the end of some local produce. And for me, that hurts! I love the local farmers markets and fresh fruits and veggies.