While warmer air is in the forecast for the end of the week and into next week, a stubborn coldsnap doesn’t want to leave the northeast and Great Lakes region quite yet. With temperatures expected to fall into the low 30’s and 20’s once again, another round of Freeze Warnings and Frost Advisories are up across a large area for late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Due to the frost and freeze conditions, the National Weather Service has issued numerous advisories from Wisconsin to New Jersey and from Maine to Virginia.
A Freeze Warning is issued when a solid frost or freeze is likely with temperatures dipping into the 20’s. Such conditions will kill sensitive vegetation, kill crops, and could damage outdoor plumbing such as irrigation systems. When a Freeze Warning is issued, people should take immediate steps to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes, the National Weather Service says 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.
A Frost Advisory is issued when frost is possible; under such an advisory, frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.