Cover your plants: Freeze Watch in effect for inland locations

     (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    Much cooler air is now filtering into the Jersey Shore after the passage of last night’s cold front. 

    High temperatures today and tomorrow will be below normal, reaching the lower to middle 50s throughout the area. Normal readings are in the lower to middle 60s. 

    By tonight and tomorrow night, temperatures will drop down to around freezing inland, and slightly warmer near the coast.

    With the growing season now underway, that’s a concern for the National Weather Service, which has issued a Freeze Watch for all inland Shore locations, excluding Cape May County, for tonight and tomorrow night.

    “These conditions could kill crops and other sensitive vegetation,” the bulletin states. 

    Experts say to cover plantings with a blanket and bring potted plants inside. Click here for more tips. 

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