Brrrr! Temps to drop below 50 Monday night, bringing in coldest weather of the season so far

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NEW YORK — Forecasters are expecting the temperature Monday night to drop below 50 degrees, marking the arrival of fall weather and sweater season.

While the temperature for Columbus Day will hover around 60 degrees throughout the day accompanied by bright sunshine, the nighttime low for Monday is forecast to be 47 degrees in the city, according to the National Weather Service.

The expected temperature is the lowest in 2016 since May 16, the weather service says, when temperatures reached 43 degrees.

The sudden drop in temperature could mean a layer of frost appearing overnight through the tristate area.

"It's time to say goodbye to the pretty flowering plants and enjoy the beautiful fall colors instead," PIX11 meteorologist Linda Church said.

Forecasters predict the sunshine and temperatures in the 60s to continue into Tuesday and Wednesday for three days of "fabulous fall weather," Church said.