Freeze warnings in effect for parts of the viewing area


Freeze warnings will have gardeners and growers scrambling to cover plants Friday night into Saturday morning.

Portions of the 59 News viewing area are facing overnight lows in the low 30s according to the StormTracker meteorologists.  Parts of Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe counties face a hard freeze meaning anyone worried about plants should cover those or the plants could face damage.

"This is pretty rare to see this happen so late, but it does happen and people here are used to having to cover their plants a few times each spring," says Chief Meteorologist Spencer Adkins.

The advisories and warnings expire at 8 a.m. Saturday.  

"The key is, if you do cover plants, be sure to remove those coverings as soon as the sun comes up or you'll get the reverse effect and those plants will start to get too warm," says Adkins.

Warmer nights are expected starting Saturday night with lows closer to 40 and getting warmer each night over the next week, according to Adkins. 


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