Protect your vegetation! Plan for a freeze away the coast during the overnight hours this weekend

     (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    (Photo: RC Designer via Flickr)

    It’s time to cover your garden and bring your sensitive plants inside.

    A Freeze Warning is in effect for inland areas from midnight until 9 a.m. on Sunday, and a Freeze Watch continues from midnight until 9 a.m. Monday, according to a National Weather Service bulletin.

    A Freeze Warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are imminent. 

    Temperatures will dip down to the lower 30s on Saturday night into Sunday, dropping to the middle to upper 20s on Sunday night into Monday morning, the bulletin advises.

    The watch excludes immediate coastal areas, where temperatures will be in middle to upper 30s both nights. 

    Forecasters say the low temperatures could likely kill many cold sensitive plants and vegetables.

    “Now is the time to pick those last few herbs and vegetables,” the bulletin states. “Given how cold Sunday night potentially looks, many preventative measures might not be enough to prevent cold sensitive vegetation from dying. If you have not done so already, please bring indoors all tropical plants.”

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