Freeze Warning Issued for Wednesday Through Next Week

Temperatures expected to drop to seasonal levels will threaten newly budded plants.

Temperatures are forecast to hover around freezing overnight, for the next several nights, which could threaten all those early blooming spring flowers.

Because of the cold temperatures, the National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook on Wednesday. Low temperatures are forecast to drop to a frosty 34 degrees Wednesday night and dip below freezing by Thursday night. Low temperatures are forecast to pick up to the 40s by the weekend.

That means newly budded and sensitive outdoor plants could be killed if left uncovered. Area gardeners recommended covering plants with freeze cloths, newspapers or sheets. Gardeners can also spray a product called Freeze Proof on the plants. 

 for additional advice on how to protect your plants.


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