The National Weather Service has issued upgraded the Freeze Watch for Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning to a Freeze Warning with sub-freezing temperatures as low as 24 possible. The Freeze Warning remains in effect from 7 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. Wednesday. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
A cold rain began overnight Monday into Tuesday in advance of the big freeze, but cleared before the cold was expected to set in. In the local area, temperatures are expected to drop to about 26 after midnight on Tuesday and hold into Wednesday morning. A high of only 48, but with sunshine, is expected for Wednesday.
IMPACTS…FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS, OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION AND POSSIBLY DAMAGE UNPROTECTED OUTDOOR PLUMBING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT TENDER PLANTS FROM THE COLD. TO PREVENT FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR WATER PIPES THEY SHOULD BE WRAPPED, DRAINED, OR ALLOWED TO DRIP SLOWLY. THOSE THAT HAVE IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN THEM AND COVER ABOVE- GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM FROM FREEZING.