TODAY   |  October 26, 2013

Southern discomfort! Bitter cold grips the Southeast

“It is officially freezing outside,” said TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer. Areas in the southern part of the U.S. will be hit with cold temperatures through the weekend, which could signal the end of the growing season.

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>> a here with a look at the chilly october forecast.

>> in places it shouldn't be this chilly this early in the season. two weeks before the end of the growing system and about the jet stream . this is what is dragging in some of this really cold air and it stretches all the way down into northern florida so because of that cold air, we naturally have your freeze advisories and even your freeze warnings. the lighter shade of blue here, that is where we have all of our freeze warnings and you can see they go from kentucky right down into tennessee and extend all the way down into the southeast states. so that means an end to the growing season . you saw some of those pictures of the poor little strawberries, they are not going anywhere any time soon. 29 in roanoke and chart 28 degrees so it's officially freezing outside in those areas and it is going to stay chilly all weekend