Fall weather made a brief appearance late this year and now winter weather looks ready to set in. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sub-freezing temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s are expected across portions of north and central Georgia, generally along and north of a line from Franklin to Jackson to Louisville.
FROST AND FREEZE CONDITIONS WILL 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.
The warning area does include Walton and surrounding counties, but the hourly temperature predictions for the local area only drop down to 32 before warming up a little, although we can expect a chilly Saturday. Highs aren’t expected to go much past the low 50s. Next week, however, the big chill looks like it could get us. By Tuesday and Wednesday look for lows in the mid-20s…. with a 60% chance of rain at some time over the period. Don’t rush out to get the bread and milk yet though, nobody is mentioning the S word.