Another cold and windy night is on its way to portions of the Ohio River Valley and Mid Atlantic, prompting the National Weather Service to issue more Freeze Warnings, Frost Advisories, and Wind Advisories.
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.
A Wind Advisory is issued when strong winds could create some damage. In the case of this Wind Advisory, winds of 20-30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph. According to the National Weather Service, gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. while tree limbs could be blown down, resulting in power outages.