Cover your garden: Freeze warning for most of N.J. overnight

     (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    With temperatures expected to drop into the upper 20s and lower 30s, the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for most of New Jersey during the overnight hours through 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

    A strong cold front will pass through the region tonight, sending temperatures plummeting, according to the service. 

    The service warns that the subfreezing temperatures could potentially damage sensitive or early-blooming vegetation. 

    “Those with agricultural or gardening interests in the warned area are advised to protect tender vegetation. Potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside,” the warning advises. 

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    The warning covers all of South Jersey, portions of Central Jersey, and counties near New York City. See the coverage areas here. 

    The service notes that some areas may experience frost or freezing conditions again during the nighttime hours Wednesday and Thursday. 

    Click here to learn about how to protect your vegetation. 

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