It's hard to believe it's this cold in early October, but from statistics I've been reading, it's happened before.
Yeah, this is RIGHT NOW, at 8:30; and the sun has been up for awhile. I turned the furnace on for the second time this autumn. I only put it on 62 degrees, so it didn't run long.
They're talking about a freeze this weekend. Boy, am I glad I've been picking all my sweet peppers as fast as they get big enough, because if the weather-guessers are right, those plants will be killed by the cold weather very soon.