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Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

April 15th, 2014 12:44 pm by Staff Report

Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

Photo by David Grace.

The National Weather Service expects temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees across the region tonight, meaning a widespread freeze will threaten blooming trees, spring crops and other plants.

The freeze warning is in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday. NWS forecasters in Morristown say growers need to take precautions to protect their spring fruit, vegetable crops, flowering plants and tender vegetation, covering them up or bringing them indoors when possible.

A freeze watch has already been issued for late Wednesday night into Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to rise to near 70 degrees on Thursday, with a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers currently forecast throughout the weekend. Nighttime lows over that period are expected to be approximately 40 degrees.

For the latest weather forecasts and alert, visit the NWS.

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